Thursday, 8 October 2015

Issa Hayatou Named Fifa Acting President

                                   Issa Hayatou

Cameroonian Issa Hayatou has been confirmed as the Acting FIFA President following the suspension on Thursday of Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini.

In accordance to FIFA’s statutes the most senior vice-president, Issa Hayatou, will stand-in for the president of the organisation. 

The president of Confederation of African Football (CAF) will serve only on an interim basis until a new President will be chosen by the Extraordinary Congress on 26 February 2016.

Hayatou, in a statement, has however expressed his disinterest in contesting for the position next year.

Read Issa Hayatou's statement below:

Today, amid extraordinary circumstances, I have assumed the office of FIFA President pursuant to Article 32 (6) of the FIFA Statutes. I will serve only on an interim basis. A new President will be chosen by the Extraordinary Congress on 26 February 2016. I myself will not be a candidate for that position.

Until the Extraordinary Congress, I pledge that I will dedicate my best efforts to the organization, the member associations, our employees, our valued partners, and football fans everywhere. FIFA remains committed to the reform process, which is critical to reclaiming public trust. We will also continue to cooperate fully with authorities and follow the internal investigation wherever it leads.

News source: fifa.com
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