There may be some skeletons in his closet however that may be an issue. From Guardian:
FIFA EX-COM VP Chung Mong-joon stating that Bin Hammam represented "a serious lack of transparency, democracy and rule of law". "I am afraid that he behaves like a mentally ill man …"
... and a ringing endorsement from a friend.
... standing by Bin Hammam in 2009: Indonesia's FA president Nurdin Halid – twice allowed by Bin Hammam's Asian Football Confederation to run his FA from inside prison while serving time for embezzling humanitarian aid. Halid: "Mr Hammam has my full support. His vision is second to none!"I don't know what is worse. The devil you know, or the one you don't.
See the whole story here, courtesy of guardian.co.uk.