Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Adidas- German sports shoes, apparel and accessories manufacturing company – Herbert Hainer have endorsed head of European football governing body, Michel Platini, to succeed troubled Fifa president Sepp Blatter.
Fifa has been faced by the biggest scandal in the history of football administration after 14 persons involved with the football governing body, including sport marketing executives and high ranking football officials, were indicted by prosecutors from the United States in late May on matters ranging from bribery, conspiracy, wire fraud and racketeering practices.
Blatter has announced he will be departing his position as president of Fifa after a specially organised election expected to take place later this year or early 2016.
“To me, Platini is the most suitable candidate,” Heiner is quoted as saying by German weekly newspaper Focus.
“During his two terms, he has done a really good job.”
Adidas has provided match balls for every Fifa World Cup finals since 1970 and, just in 2013, extended its partnership with Fifa until 2030.