Transparency International To Release Report on FIFA’s 209 Members

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By Samuel Malik

Transparency International, the global anti-corruption watchdog, is poised to release a report on what FIFA’s 209 member-football associations do with the millions they receive yearly from the world football governing body.



    The report, according to a press release by Transparency International, will be released on Thursday, November 19, 2015 to coincide with FIFA’s reform task force meeting.

    “FIFA gives millions of dollars to its 209 member football associations around the world. What do they do with it?” the watchdog body wondered.

    “Transparency International, the global anti-corruption movement, looked at the publicly available information of all 209 FAs on their finances, their activities, their governance structures, and their ethics. The results show significant failures in transparency and accountability of FAs, heightening their corruption risks,” it said.

    The report, which promises to include recommendations about what FIFA should do to redeem its battered image, is expected to reveal the corruption inherent in several football associations, including the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, which never shies away from financial scandals.



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