Football: Fifa audit chief Scala quits over threat to reforms

Domenico Scala, chairman of the Fifa's Audit and Compliance Committee, at the Extraordinary Fifa Congress in Zurich, on Feb 26, 2016.
Domenico Scala, chairman of the Fifa's Audit and Compliance Committee, at the Extraordinary Fifa Congress in Zurich, on Feb 26, 2016.PHOTO: REUTERS

MEXICO CITY (AFP) - The head of Fifa's independent audit committee Domenico Scala quit on Saturday (May 14) in protest at what he called attacks on reforms of the scandal-tainted world football governing body by its leadership.

Scala said he was "consternated" by a Fifa Council move to control the nomination of members of independent oversight bodies such as its ethics committee and audit and compliance committee.

The Swiss official has played a key role in pushing through reforms after the scandals that claimed the heads of former Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Uefa president Michel Platini.