International

Blatter must leave FIFA apartment by February

2015-12-22 19:46
Sepp Blatter (File)

Zurich - FIFA has told its banned leader Sepp Blatter he will have to leave his presidential apartment by February 26 when a successor is elected, a source close to the world body said on Tuesday.

The apartment in an old Zurich house that has been divided is one of the perks Blatter, 79, will lose after his eight year suspension pronounced on Monday by FIFA's ethics court.

He automatically loses his FIFA mobile phone and his professional email address, said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity.

But the disgraced FIFA leader, found guilty of a conflict of interest over a two million Swiss franc payment to FIFA vice president Michel Platini does not lose all privileges, the source said.

"He is still protected by his labour contract" under Swiss law, said the source.

So Blatter will get his salary -- for which he has refused to reveal the amount -- his FIFA car and apartment until the contract ends on February 26.

A FIFA congress is to be held on that day to elect a new president and agree reforms to the scandal-tainted body.

Read more on:    fifa  |  sepp blatter  |  soccer
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

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

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
Vote

Do you think SAFA made the right choice in appointing Stuart Baxter as head coach of Bafana Bafana?

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.