Fifa president 'hanging onto' his presidency

Sepp Blatter says he has not yet resigned as president of the world football governing body.

FILE: Fifa president Sepp Blatter. Picture: Facebook.com.

JOHANNESBURG - There is fresh speculation that Fifa president Sepp Blatter intends to hang on to his Presidency instead of stepping down as indicated.

Blatter announced earlier this month that he would afford Fifa the opportunity to elect his successor at an extraordinary congress in December.

Blatter says he has not yet resigned as president of the world football governing body.

Instead Blatter says he will present his mandate at an extraordinary congress in December.

He was speaking to German newspaper, The Bild, at an event to mark a new Fifa museum set to open next year.

Days after being re-elected as president of Fifa for the fifth time, Blatter requested that the extraordinary meeting be organised for the election of his successor.

This followed allegations of bribery, racketeering and money laundering, which have engulfed the organisation since last month, including the awarding of the 2010 World Cup to South Africa.