Issa Hayatou Heads FIFA for Now

Issa Hayatou, president of the Confederation of African Football, has been named to take charge of FIFA after former president, Sepp Blatter, was suspended and “stripped of all duties”.

The African football leader took temporary charge of FIFA on Thursday, after Sepp Blatter was “relieved of his duties” because of his 90-day suspension, the world body said.

“Joseph S. Blatter was relieved of all his duties as FIFA president” after the move by the FIFA ethics committee to suspend him for 90 days because he is under criminal investigation by Swiss prosecutors, FIFA said.

Hayatou, 69, takes over as senior vice president of FIFA. He had in the past been reprimanded for misconduct by the International Olympic Committee.


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