BREAKING: CAF’s Issa Hayatou Takes Over As FIFA Acting President


Confederation of African football (CAF) president Issa Hayatou has taken over the reins and affair at FIFA as President Sepp Blatter and his UEFA counterpart, Michel Platini were both handed 90-day provisional bans, extendable by 45 days, by the Ethics Committee of the world body over allegations of bribery, corruption and misappropriation of funds.

FIFA’s statutes say that the most senior vice-president will stand-in for the President of the organisation. That position is currently held by Cameroon’s Issa Hayatou.

Spanish Football Federation President Angel Maria Villar is positioned to take over from Platini as he is the European governing body’s highest-ranking Vice-President.