Liberian will run for president of FIFA
Liberia’s soccer chief launched a bid Thursday to succeed Sepp Blatter, pledging to eradicate corruption and ensure fans trust FIFA again by being a unifying leader who stops power being concentrated at the top.
Liberia Football Assn. President Musa Bility is the second candidate after former Brazil star Zico to declare his interest in the FIFA presidency, the election for which is expected to be held between December and February.
Candidates must be nominated by at least five of the 209 FIFA member associations and pass integrity checks to get on the ballot. Bility said he already has a “commitment from many countries” to endorse him.
Claudio Pizarro scored in the 72nd minute to lift Peru to a 1-0 vic- tory over 10-man Venezuela in a Copa America Group C match at Valparaiso, Chile, Bayern Munich’s Pizarro scored on a left-footed shot that was tipped by Venezuela goalkeeper Alain Baroja but still went in off the underside of the crossbar.