Warner could make FIFA return

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has not ruled out a return to the embattled organisation, citing ‘unfinished business’.Warner, also the former president of CONCACAF, stepped down from both positions in June after allegations of bribery against him, which were dropped after his resignation.

But he said on Monday, during his visit to the Port-of-Spain in his role as Trinidad and Tobago Works and Transport Minister, he had not ruled out a return to FIFA.

“I will not say no because you can never tell what the future holds,” he told the Trinidad Guardian when asked if he considered FIFA a closed chapter.

“There is some unfinished business which I will have to finish in both FIFA and CONCACAF at the appropriate time and who knows, I may go back.”

It comes after newspaper reports said CONCACAF general secretary Chuck Blazer warned Warner about certain issues relating to the meeting between him and then FIFA presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam on May 10 and 11.

The pair was accused of bribery relating to the FIFA presidential election following the meeting and Bin Hammam withdrew from the running, leaving incumbent Sepp Blatter to be re-elected unopposed.

As a result of his resignation, the charges against Warner were dropped.

FIFA said: “As a consequence of Mr Warner’s self-determined resignation, all ethics committee procedures against him have been closed and the presumption of innocence is maintained.”

Warner’s resignation ended almost 30 years of service with FIFA and said he would reveal more about the organisation in future.

“The only expert on the FIFA in this country is me and in the fullness of time I will tell this country what FIFA is and what FIFA is not,” he said.

 


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