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CAF President Issa Hayatou named FIFA acting president

CAF President Issa Hayatou will be acting as the FIFA President for now due to the suspension of long-term President, Sepp Blatter, secretary general Jerome Valcke and Vice-president Michel Platini for 90 days.

Below is the full statement from FIFA

Official Statement Regarding FIFA’s Independent Ethics Committee Decisions

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 Independent Chairman of the Adjudicatory Chamber of the 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 committee 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.Issa Hayatou

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