FIFA delays appointing anti-corruption officials

Updated: 22 May 2012 16:57 IST

Sepp Blatter's anti-corruption drive has hit another delay, with FIFA saying it cannot name independent outsiders to spearhead a new investigations unit until July.

FIFA delays appointing anti-corruption officials

Budapest, Hungary:

Sepp Blatter's anti-corruption drive has hit another delay, with FIFA saying it cannot name independent outsiders to spearhead a new investigations unit until July.

FIFA critics want these officials to probe past allegations of wrongdoing in their new jobs leading prosecution and judging chambers of a revamped ethics court.

FIFA says one candidate to chair the judging division has declined for health reasons.

FIFA's executive committee has proposed Swiss industrialist Domenico Scala to chair a new audit committee, and Lydia Nsekera of Burundi as its first female delegate.

FIFA's 208-member countries must finalize the appointments on Friday.

Blatter's previous promise to identify officials who took million-dollar World Cup kickbacks has stalled since October.



Topics : Mexico South Africa Republic of Ireland France Football Federation Internationale de Football Association
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