Argentine soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona confirmed Sunday that he will run for FIFA’s presidency, according to his friend and former co-host of a soccer show on teleSUR, Uruguayan journalist Victor Hugo Morales.
“Diego will be candidate for FIFA (presidency), with all the authority he has, he has been in the front line fighting from that world of (soccer) players … Diego has been a spearhead to talk about corruption inside FIFA, and corruption within the AFA (Argentine Football Association),” revealed Morales, who currently hosts teleSUR’s “De Chilena!” show.
Morales confirmed the news in two tweets:
Llamé a Diego Maradona para ver cómo estaba su papá. Me contó que iba a ser candidato a presidente de la FIFA y me autorizó a comunicarlo. — Víctor Hugo Morales (@vh590) June 22, 2015
“I called Diego Maradona … He told me that he was going to be a candidate to be FIFA president and he authorized be to communicate it”
“SOY CANDIDATO”: fueron las dos palabras que DIEGO MARADONA me respondió cuando le consulté por la candidatura a la presidencia de la FIFA — Víctor Hugo Morales (@vh590) June 22, 2015
“I AM A CANDIDATE”: those were the words that DIEGO MARADONA said to me when I asked him about being a candidate for FIFA president” via | teleSUR English