CAF 'takes note' of Blatter resignation

2015-06-04 07:42
Issa Hayatou (AFP)

Berlin - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Wednesday it "has taken note" of FIFA president Joseph Blatter's decision to stand down once a successor is elected.

It was a first statement by the African confederation since Blatter's announcement Tuesday he intended to resign and that an extraordinary congress would be arranged for the election of a new president.

CAF under its president Issa Hayatou supported Blatter in Friday's presidential elections at the FIFA congress in Zurich.

"CAF commits to supporting reforms intended for the consolidation of a FIFA that will be accepted by everyone, and reiterates its determination to cooperate in safeguarding the moral and ethical values that underlie the practice of football, its organization, administration and development," the statement said.

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