Last week, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) scheduled a presidential election amidst the crises rocking it. If you followed the events, you would realise that despite all the shortcomings of Sepp Blatter (The FIFA President), he had a strong support and was reelected as President. To be honest, I was not rooting for him because in the past few years, FIFA has been rocked by scandal after scandal. I reckoned it was time for a new President to steer the FIFA ship. I rooted for Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein, who contested against Blatter but my support was an emotional one not logical.
Despite all Blatter’s shortcoming, he comes off as a confident leader who concedes that FIFA is in dire need of reform and he is ready to take the bull by the horns and turn FIFA around. Do I believe him? I don’t know but what I know is that switching leaders mid-stream has little or no benefits.
I have realised that no matter how murky a person’s leadership is, people are likely to root for someone who comes off as confident, accepts responsibility and speaks out for the minority. What do you think?
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