International

Hayatou pledges to restore trust in FIFA

2015-10-15 20:14
FIFA logo. (Steffen Schmidt, Keystone via AP, File)

Zurich - Acting FIFA president Issa Hayatou pledged to restore "public trust" in the scandal-hit world football body on Thursday.

The veteran Cameroonian, 69, who is boss of the African federation, has taken over as interim FIFA chief from Sepp Blatter who has been suspended for 90 days as Swiss prosecutors investigate him for criminal mismanagement.

"It's certainly an unprecedented situation for FIFA," said Hayatou on his first full day in the post.

"But we remain focused on the necessary reform process, the presidential election and on supporting the current investigations.

"To restore public trust is a crucial objective. It is essential that FIFA carries on its mission of developing the game and staging international tournaments."

Hayatou will remain in Zurich until next week, when he will head up the extraordinary executive committee meeting to be staged on Tuesday.

Read more on:    fifa  |  fifa bribery scandal  |  issa hayatou  |  soccer

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

After Stuart Baxter stepped down as Bafana Bafana head coach, who would you like to see take over?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.