FIFA endorses new reforms

FIFA endorses new reforms

- FIFA is set on taking some measures at the ongoing polls 

- The new reforms include the disclosure of salaries and a our year term of office

- They include, a new Fifa Council, disclosure of salaries and promotion of women in football

FIFA has endorsed a set of reforms at the ongoing polls in Zurich to find a successor to the suspended Sepp Blatter as football’s world governing body seeks to recover from a tarnished image.

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The new reforms include the disclosure of salaries and a four-year limit on a president's term in office which many analysts think has been the harbinger to corrupting officials.

In the reforms, a new council which compromises of a number of female representatives from each confederation will replace the current executive committee.

The new reforms are as follows:

Disclosure of salaries

Presidents limited to three terms of four years

Separation of political and managerial functions

New Fifa council

Promotion of women in football

Human rights enshrined

The body looks poised to do an image repair that has been scandalized lately by corruption, bribery and money laundering.

"We stand united in our determination to put things right, so that the focus can return to football once again," said acting Fifa president Issa Hayatou.

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"The hard work of restoring trust and improving how we work begins now.

"This will create a system of stronger governance and greater diversity that will give football a strong foundation on which to thrive. And it will deter future wrongdoing."

Later on Friday, Fifa will begin voting at 12:00 GMT to elect new president to replace Sepp Blatter, who has been in office close to two decades.

Five candidates, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, Gianni Infantino, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, Tokyo Sexwale and Jerome Champagne have presented last minute vote bids to delegates in Zurich.

For now, it is important that the reputation and finances which have been hit badly by the scandal is helped by new measures that would win back support and faith from the populace of the sport.

“It is absolutely imperative that we are successful . . . The eyes of the world are on us,” said Issa Hayatou, acting president, on Thursday.

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