BREAKING NEWS! Hayatou named FIFA Acting President after Blatter’s suspension

BREAKING NEWS! Hayatou named FIFA Acting President after Blatter’s suspension

image

President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou, has been named Acting President of FIFA, after Sepp Blatter was suspended for 90 days and “stripped of all duties”.

Hayatou, 69, has in the past been reprimanded for misconduct, by the International Olympic Committee, but assumes the role because he is the longest-serving vice-president on FIFA’s Executive Committee.

FIFA’s Ethics Committee also suspended UEFA President, Michel Platini and its Secretary-General, Jerome Valcke.

An official statement from the world football governing body on Thursday, reads: “Today, in accordance with FIFA’s Code of Ethics, Joseph S. Blatter was relieved of all his duties as FIFA President following the decision of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee to provisionally ban him from all football activities on a national and international level.

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

“As mandated by article 32 (6) of the FIFA Statutes, Issa Hayatou, as the longest-serving vice-president on FIFA’s Executive Committee, will serve as Acting President of FIFA.

“It was also announced that the Independent Chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the Ethics Committee issued a provisional 90-day ban for FIFA’s Secretary General, Jérôme Valcke.

“This decision follows FIFA’s announcement on 17 September 2015, that the organization had put Jérôme Valcke on leave and released him from his duties effective immediately. On that date, FIFA requested a formal investigation by the Ethics Committee.

“All operational business matters will continue to be overseen by Markus Kattner, Acting Secretary General.”

Please like & share:like & share

Newsweb

At Newsweb Express we don't only break the news, we are committed to investigative and developmental journalism

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: