FIFA blasted over 'nepotism'

2013-02-09 09:07

Lausanne - FIFA was accused of encouraging a "culture of nepotism" on Friday by an independent body set-up to overhaul the way the world governing body operates.

The commission said it was pleased with the way FIFA had implemented initial steps "towards the creation of a framework of good governance and controls," including by reforming its Ethics Commission.

But it added in its report that FIFA has yet to adopt a few points "of crucial importance for successful reform," which will be subject to approval at its next congress in Mauritius in May

"The lack of transparent structures and culture of nepotism affect the organisation's reputation and undermine its ability to show the way to ethical governance of the sport," said the commission in a statement.

"Based on the recent statement of the 53 UEFA member associations, the independent commission of governance is not convinced that some of the key opinion leaders in football have fully grasped the consequences," it added.

The commission also recommended that to improve transparency, the term of office of the president and members of the FIFA executive committee should be limited, all members of the executive committee be subject to an integrity check, and that two independent members attend meetings of the executive committee.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced in October, 2011, the creation of the commission in the aftermath of a series of damaging corruption allegations which rocked the organisation.


  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2013-02-09 09:44

    . Changing the culture of nepotism at Fifa ?? Forget about it !! Fifa is a dictatorship, and Blatterr is its dictator,who looks after himself and his family and his friends !! Dictators DON'T negotiate !!! You remove them !!

  • sheamus.drager - 2013-02-09 10:07

    All good and well, but why would you have a congress in Mauritius? Not an easy place to travel to for most of the world and at a big cost. Why wouldn't you want your family and friends to have a nice cushy job; with no expectations or penalty when you f*ck thinks up. I'm applying the next time SAFA has an opening.

  • Rude.Boy.Shaka - 2013-02-09 10:32

    !!!!!!!!!!!!! Earn 10 dollars per day / min for 5 minutes. EVERY DAY!

  • ruben.maistry - 2013-02-09 14:13

    Following football over the years, one now has to question Blatter's governance. Seems like a lot has been swept under the carpet.

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