CBF limits presidential terms

2015-06-12 09:24
CBF (File)

Sao Paulo - The Brazilian football confederation has introduced term limits for its presidents, keeping them from being in power for more than eight consecutive years.

The change announced Thursday comes amid increased pressure against the local governing body, whose former president was linked to the investigation into corruption at FIFA.

With the new rule, CBF president Marco Polo Del Nero won't be able to stay in power after 2023. He took office this year to replace Jose Maria Marin, who was arrested in Zurich last month after a corruption investigation started by U.S. authorities.

Before Marin, Ricardo Teixeira stayed as CBF president for 23 years before resigning citing medical reasons amid allegations of corruption involving his administration. He was never found guilty but remains under investigation by Brazilian authorities.

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