The South African State broadcaster has published a letter dated March 4, 2008, written by South African Football Association (Safa) instructing FIFA to pay the Confederation of North and Central America and Carribean Football Associations, (CONCACAF) $10 million.

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The amount was to be taken from the total fee allocated to South Africa to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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Two top South African officials are said to be implicated in the bribe allegations that saw South Africa awarded the right to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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According to the letter signed by the former Safa president Molefi Oliphant, the money was a donation for the Diaspora Legacy Programme Fund that was to be administered, and implemented directly by the then president of CONCACAF, Jack Warner.

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Warner was amongst the seven officials arrested last Wednesday on allegations of racketeering, money laundering and wire fraud.

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FIFA had initially allocated $423 million for the hosting of the World Cup in 2010, but it was reduced by $10 million following Safa’s request.

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Below is the copy of the letter sent by Oliphant:

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