Hayatou takes charge of FIFA as Blatter suspended

October 8, 2015 12:51 pm
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Sepp Blatter (right) shakes hands with Issa Hayatou after being re-elected as president during the FIFA Congress in Zurich on May 29, 2015/AFP
Sepp Blatter (right) shakes hands with Issa Hayatou after being re-elected as president during the FIFA Congress in Zurich on May 29, 2015/AFP
ZURICH, Oct 8 – African football leader Issa Hayatou on Thursday took temporary charge of FIFA after Sepp Blatter was “relieved of his duties” because of his 90-day suspension, the world body said.

Hayatou, 69, is president of the Confederation of African Football, and takes over as senior vice president of FIFA.

He has in the past been reprimanded for misconduct by the International Olympic Committee.

“Joseph S. Blatter was relieved of all his duties as FIFA president” after the move by the FIFA ethics committee to suspend him for 90 days because he is under criminal investigation by Swiss prosecutors, FIFA said.

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