Issa Hayatou become Interim Prez of FIFA

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Johannesburg: African football leader Issa Hayatou has been named as the acting FIFA president following Step Buttler’s 90-day’s suspension by the FIFA’s Ethics Committee due to corruption proceedings against him.

FIFA has confirmed the news of Blatter’s suspension in a statement, saying that the latter had been relieved of all his duties as a president. Meanwhile, Hayatou, who has been heading the Confederation of African Football since 1988, had earlier stood against Blatter for presidency.He also played an important role in staging Africa’s first World Cup in 2010 in South Africa.

FIFA plunged into an unprecedented crisis when Swiss prosecutors had last month opened criminal proceedings against Blatter over allegations that he had sold World Cup TV rights to disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner for 20 times below than their actual value.

ANI

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