Blatter: African players don't trust FAs

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter

FIFA boss Sepp Blatter

Fifa President Sepp Blatter says bonus disputes arise because African players do not trust their federations.

Cameroon, Ghana and Nigeria were involved in bonus disputes which distracted them at the World Cup, and Blatter says that is why Fifa decided to step in.

Ghana’s government failed to provide the money for the players to be paid in time which resulted in rows.

“Players don’t trust their federations and that is why they are fighting. They are professionals they want to play for money,” he said.

In line with a decision taken after Nigeria’s training boycott, Blatter stressed that Fifa would ask for guarantees before any of its tournaments.

“How can we help them? It is by saying to these federations they must arrange at the beginning of the competition what will happen with the money.”


  1. afrikaba1 says:

    Blatter is wrong. Majority of them are not playing in their National teams for money BUT that does not mean they should allow the people in the FA to steal money meant for them. We all saw how Togo FA tried to keep money meant for flights and put them on a bus resulting in the players being attack by rebels on the Angolan border.

  2. Peter says:

    Blatter and his federation should then release all the money instead of wanting the government use the nations money to pay the players and later on pay the government back . Europe and the other nations doesn’t have that problem bcos the national teams are cooperations sponsored

  3. Askantwi says:

    The FA members do not steal anybody’s money. It is the government who failed to make the players money available on time. Try to open your mind a little bit. Ignorance is a SIN.

  4. fish says:

    @afrikaba 1,Askantwi claims you are ignorant and sinner.Period.

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