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Thursday, October 8, 2015

What if Issa Hayatou is FIFA's Next President


Issa Hayatou

FIFA’s Ethics Committee has slammed a 90-days suspension on Sepp Blatter. This is likely to be the end of Blatter's reign as FIFA President.  Sources say the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and long-standing senior Fifa vice-president Issa Hayatou, is expected to takeover during 90 days suspension.
Hayatou was born on 9 August 1946. Hayatou assumed the role of Secretary General at the Cameroon Football Association at the age of 28. Thirteen years later, he became president of the CAF, a role he continues to fill to this day. 
In fact, Hayatou, who is now 69-year-old, recently changed the confederation's statutes which oblige executives to step down once they reach 70. He lobbied for African places at the World Cup finals to move from two to five, with impressive tournament performances from Cameroon, Senegal, Ghana and Algeria boosting the continent's profile. With Blatter already ousted from the next election, Hayatou may enter into record books as first African FIFA President.
 


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