Will the real Jerome Valcke please stand up?

Fifa suspended its Secretary-General Jerome Valcke this week.

It’s the latest development in the Fifa corruption scandal.

Valcke had previously announced that he will leave Fifa next February when President Sepp Blatter leaves the organisation.

According to reports, Valcke was suspended by the world football governing body pending an investigation into allegations he was implicated in a World Cup tickets scheme.

Valcke has denied any wrongdoing.

However, he allegedly tried to secure a pay-off of several million dollars from Fifa last week.

Valcke was a key organiser of three Fifa World Cups.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below in which Peter du Toit, Editorial Director of Soccer Laduma, talks about who Jerome Valcke really is and the significance of his suspension from Fifa.

This suspension could have been engineered from within Fifa. This may be a clever move from Blatter to put all the blame on his right-hand man.

Peter du Toit, Editorial Director of Soccer Laduma

Fifa is a perfect example of absolute power corrupting absolutely.

Peter du Toit, Editorial Director of Soccer Laduma

If Fifa didn’t overstep in their dealings with the big sponsors this would never have happened.

Peter du Toit, Editorial Director of Soccer Laduma

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