Football: Fifa confirms Hayatou will take over as acting president following Blatter's ban

Confederation of African Football (CAF) president and Fifa senior vice-president Issa Hayatou has been temporarily put in charge of the world football governing body.
Confederation of African Football (CAF) president and Fifa senior vice-president Issa Hayatou has been temporarily put in charge of the world football governing body.PHOTO: AFP

ZURICH (AFP) - African football leader Issa Hayatou on Thursday took temporary charge of Fifa after Sepp Blatter was "relieved of his duties" because of his 90-day suspension, the world body said.

Hayatou, 69, is president of the Confederation of African Football, and takes over as senior vice president of Fifa.

He has in the past been reprimanded for misconduct by the International Olympic Committee.

"Joseph S. Blatter was relieved of all his duties as Fifa president" after the move by the

Fifa ethics committee to suspend him for 90 days because he is under criminal investigation by Swiss prosecutors, Fifa said.