Amidst the storm currently facing FIFA, comes Prince Ali submitting his presidency bid and the hunger to restore the credibility and reputation of the football body.
Prince Ali hopes to replace suspended Blatter come February, but a meeting to be held later this month will decide if the election will be postponed.
Reports actually claim a delay might be in order, with Blatter and Platini, who is hoping to run for FIFA presidency, both handed 90-day bans by the ethics committee.
But, Prince Ali who lost to Blatter in May has a strong urge to move FIFA out of the dark cloud it is currently under.
“We cannot change the past but Fifa can have a better future,” he wrote. “We can ensure that Fifa regains the credibility to fulfil our obligations under our own statutes “to promote integrity, ethics and fair play.
“I have never lost sight of the fact that there are so many good and honest people within the global Fifa organisation. The dark cloud over Fifa’s leadership should not cast its shadow on our Member Associations and the thousands of volunteers who work tirelessly to bring the joy football to young boys and girls, and millions of fans the world over.
“The crisis at Fifa is a crisis of leadership. I believe in this organisation. Together we will make it great again.
“I am one of you, an FA President, and I know how hard you strive to define football. I am sure that Fifa can and will again become an organisation that earns the respect it deserves.
“For all of us these are dark times. Restoring Fifa’s credibility will not be an easy task, but together it can be done. For the good of the game and all who love it, I humbly ask for the honour of your support.”