Ex-interim FIFA president received salary incentive for reform package

Monday February 29th, 2016

Issa Hayatou, head of the Confederation of African Football and FIFA’s former interim president, reportedly earned a six-figure salary incentive for the passing of FIFA’s good-governance package last week, reports Tariq Panja of Bloomberg.

Half of his salary was reportedly contingent upon the passage of the reforms. Hayatou, who was reprimanded for receiving improper payments from a FIFA marketing partner in 2011, was still pushing for support of the sweeping reform package in the 24 hours before the vote.

As part of the package, newly elected FIFA president Gianni Infantino will not be able to serve more than three four-year terms, for a maximum of 12 years in office. Sepp Blatter had been president since 1998 until his ban removed him from office.

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Other changes include salary disclosures and the election of one female council member per confederation. The changes are geared to separate FIFA’s policy decision-making from its business practices.

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