Issa Hayatou Named Acting FIFA President

Following the suspension of four top FIFA officials, quite a few people wondered who would be named as acting President.

79 year old FIFA President, Sepp Blatter has been suspended for 90 days, effective immediately. FIFA General secretary Jerome Valckle is facing a similar suspension.

Swiss authorities are investigating Blatter on a number of charging, including the allegation that he made a “disloyal payment” to UEFA President, Michel Platini, who has also been suspended.

FIFA confirmed the development and named long term CAF President, Issa Hayatou as acting President of FIFA.

FIFA said in a statement, “Today, 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.

“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.
“Issa Hayatou, as the longest-serving vice-president on Fifa’s executive committee, will serve as acting president of Fifa.”

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