Prince Ali Al Hussein proposes FIFA Oversight Group led by Kofi Annan

Thursday February 18th, 2016

If elected, FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Al Hussein plans to create an oversight group led by Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary General, he announced in a press release Thursday.

According to the release, the goal of the group would be to “help steer FIFA through its first year to recover from crisis and to support the future reform process.”

“If elected, Prince Ali will immediately set up the select FIFA Oversight Group as part of his vision to bring football’s governance into the 21st century,” the statement says. “The precise scope of work for the Group is likely to evolve over time. However, initially it will assist in devising the best ways to bring about meaningful reforms and a positive cultural change at FIFA.”

FIFA continues to to recover from multiple scandals that resulted in the indictment of several officials and the ban of outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter for eight years.

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“The FIFA Oversight Group will serve as the safest possible pair of hands to put FIFA back on track,” Prince Ali said.

Read the full press release here.

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