Claudius Fabian chiki Wall was born in Concepción, San Juan, on September 22, 1967 and a handful of months later, in November, The Beatles they released their ninth studio album called “Magical Mystery Tour” with some big hits like “Penny Lane”, “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “I am the Walrus”. But beyond the coincidence in the year of birth, the album and the tour of the president of the AFA have little to do with it: the leader has left for Africa, but his journey is not neither magical nor mysterious.
Chiqui Tapia continues to drink the juice he can still squeeze from the World Cup, but he took time off to travel to Rwanda to attend the 73rd FIFA Congress to be held on Thursday when the president is elected for the 2023-2027 term. There will be no mystery: Gianni Infantino He will once again win the election in which he is the only candidate and in which the delegates of the 211 federations belonging to Fifa will vote, who will have only two options: to vote for the Italian-Swiss side or abstain.
According to FIFA’s bylaws, a president can only serve three consecutive terms of at least four years, so Infantino would begin his third term since he’s been at the top of the organization since 2016, following the notorious corruption scandal. fifa gate which ended the reign of Joseph Blatter and the aspirations of Michel Platini. However, Infantino has paved the way for reaching another term, until 2031, as he will try to prove that his first term (2016/2019) was incomplete.
Tapia will vote for Infantino. Hugo Moyano’s ex-son-in-law traveled to Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, surrounded by his “squires”: Victor WhitePresident of Racing; david boy, president of Huracán; AND Luciano Nakispresident of Deportivo Armenio, strongman at Independiente and son of Noray, the jeweler who started out as a street vendor and managed to create a football empire at the hands of Julio Humberto Grondona.
The group’s visit to the Congress will be a formality. The big carrot that Chiqui is pursuing now is to add support to Argentina’s candidacy as one of the organizers of the 2030 World Cup. And although it won’t have anything magical, it will be the most important stage.
When Argentina was crowned world champion it was Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, who put Lionel Messi in the already famous black jacket to lift the cup. He did it together with Infantino. And Al Thani has a lot to do with the fact that the FIFA Congress was held in Rwanda.
The Emir of Qatar – a close liaison and business partner of PSG president Al-Khelaifi – has a fraternal relationship with the president of Rwanda, paul kagame, in power since 1994 after leading the Rwandan Patriotic Front against the genocidal Hutu government. Al Thani and Kagame have strengthened their commercial ties in recent years: so much so that Qatar has invested about 1.3 billion dollars in the construction of the new Kigali international airport and Kagame, through the Rwanda Development Board, has signed a contract with the PSG for 10 million dollars to sponsor the shirt of the club from the French capital and used, among others, by Lionel Messi.
For Tapia it will be essential to trample on Kigali. El Chiqui will support Infantino, a week after the Swiss Attorney General’s Office (MPC) announced the closure of the investigation against the FIFA president for a trip from Suriname to Switzerland on a private plane, in 2017. He was suspected of ” irregularities” in the rental of the jets.
Over the past month, Tapia has brought the World Cup to Catamarca, visited the Monumental with River president Jorge Brito; he closed the national team’s friendly in Santiago del Estero (on the 28th against Curaçao) together with the governor Gerardo Zamora; He participated in the Solidarity Collection in Mendoza, where he collected 130 million pesos with the auction of the national team shirts: there he presented himself together with the Minister of the Interior Wado De Pedro, and the Minister of the Economy Sergio Massa, the governor of Jujuy, Gerardo Morales, and that of Mendoza, Rodolfo Suárez; and he too passed through Tucumán, where he was declared a “Guest of Honor” by Governor Juan Manzur and the candidate to succeed him, Osvaldo Jaldo. Chiqui’s tour doesn’t stop.
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