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BREAKING: CAF President, Issa Hayatou Named Acting FIFA President


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barely 24 hours after provisional suspension for three months of Sepp Baltter as the President of the world Football Governing body, FIFA, Cameroonian Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, Issa Hayatou has been named the acting FIFA’s President.

FIFA in a statement issued Thursday, indicated “in accordance with FIFA’s code of ethics, Joseph S. Blatter was relieved of all his duties as FIFA President following the decision to provisionally ban him from all football activities on a national and international level”.

The body said further: “Joseph S. Blatter, for the duration of the 90-day ban, is not allowed to represent FIFA in any capacity, act on the organization’s behalf, or communicate to media or other stakeholders as a Fifa representative.

“Issa Hayatou, as the longest-serving Vice-President on FIFA’s executive committee, will serve as acting President of FIFA.”

It would be recalled Blatter, who had occupied the FIFA highest position for 17 years was provisionally suspended by its ethics committee members following the Swiss Attorney General who has opened criminal proceedings against him.

His Presidential co-challengers, UEFA President Michel Platini and former FIFA Vice President, Chung Mong-Joon, have equally been indicted in the sharp practices that have been rocking the world Football House, thus are billed to meet with the same committee, which will soon decide their fate.

Blatter has faulted the decision of the committee members, contending he was disappointed that the Ethics Committee did not follow the Code of Ethics and Disciplinary Code, both of which provide for an opportunity to be heard.

He contended that the Ethics Committee based its decision on a misunderstanding of the actions of the Attorney General in Switzerland, which has opened an investigation but brought no charge against him.

Meanwhile, embattled Blatter’s Counsels have announced they were hoping for when they would be opportune to present evidence that would prove innocence of their clients.


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