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13:45 Tokyo Sexwale


What a bombshell to end on. South African businessman Tokyo Sexwale delivers his full campaign address and then promptly withdraws from the race!

Sexwale is the rank outsider in the race and has been criticised for running the quietest campaign so far. He seems to be making up for it with some stand-up charisma, joking about the executives who had been arrested in Zurich during the last two FIFA meetings.

"I am a soldier and I will die with my boots on," he says, dismissing rumours that he would quit the race before today.

On a more serious note, Sexwale calls for an ad-hoc anti-racism committee to become a full-time body. Sexwale is the only candidate to hint that FIFA should stand up to its critics and not just lie down and take a beating. "Our house is under attack, let's stand together and hold the line," he says.

"We are here to today to rectify what has been done," he said. If the other four candidates are elected "it will be a party", he says. "If I am elected it will be a even greater party."

And what then? "I am suspending my campaign. Decide between the other four."


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