Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter, who recently resigned after 17 years of heading the international sports organization, and former South African President Thabo Mbeki engaged in email correspondence concerning a payment that substantiates claims of bribery.
The corruption allegations are being investigated by the FBI, and the above mentioned email has forced FIFA to admit that Mr. Blatter was aware about bribe.
Blatter and other officials assert that just because they knew this "information" which does is not equate "involvement."
Recordings released by The Sunday Times further implicates FIFA officials. They also confirm the uncertainties of the 2010 bidding process in which South Africa was chosen as the site of the World Cup over Morocco, it's leading contender.
It is now highly possible that FIFA manipulated the results of the secret ballot held and endorsed corruption at the presidential level.
Ismail Bhamjee, a FIFA executive committee member was recorded claiming that he believed Morocco had secured more votes than South Africa.
There are now many questions around the $10 million payment by the South African government to what is supposed to be an aid project that helps individuals of the African Diaspora in Caribbean countries.
The money was sent through an account controlled by former FIFA Vice-President, Jack Warner, at the request of his secretary, Jérome Valcke.
The previous week, FIFA indicated that Mr. Valcke and other members of FIFA’s high-ranking management were not involved in the "approval and implementation" of the deal.
Yet, in a December 2007 email, Mr. Valcke seems to be aggressively pursuing a South African government official about the payment.
The email reads, "I have never received confirmation but more important I would like to know when the transfer can be done. This is based on discussion between FIFA and the South African government and also between our President and President Mbeki."
FIFA still insists that these emails do not prove Sepp Blatter of Jérome Vlacke's involvement.
"It is simply a reference to an update given by the then President of South Africa to the Fifa President about the South African Government's formal request."
"That constitutes information, not involvement."
Later correspondence indicates that the money would be paid in account controlled by former FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner, who is also the head of the Caribbean football association.
The FBI has been doing investigations on these unethical dealings and has also issued an arrest warrant for Jack Warner and eight others.
They believe that the $10 million payment is a bribe Jack Warner took for his personal use. Moreover, their investigations elucidates the passive criminality of top executives that designated South Africa as the official local for the 2010 World Cup.