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Issa Hayatou named new FIFA acting president

Former Cameroonian athlete and president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Issa Hayatou, 69, has been named FIFA acting president after the football governing body’s president Sepp Blatter was suspended yesterday for 90 days following corruption allegations.

Blatter has been stripped of all duties pending an investigation. Hayatou takes over as senior vice president of FIFA.

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Confederation of African Football President Issa Hayatou looks on during a press conference dedicated to the giving of a $200,000 check by CAF to the African Union for their campaign against famine and hunger in Africa, in Libreville, on February 11, 2012. AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

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