Blatter plans FIFA Anti-Corruption Committee
03.01.2011By Play the Game
In an interview yesterday with Swiss newspaper SonntaggsZeitung, FIFA President Sepp Blatter reveals plans to set up an anti-corruption committee to end corruption in the international federation.
"This committee will strengthen our credibility and give us a new image in terms of transparency,” Blatter tells SonntagsZeitung.
The committee will consist of seven to nine members who will not only be from sport but from a broad range of stakeholders such as politics, business and finance.
While choosing not to be on the committee himself in order to ensure the independence of the committee, Blatter promises to monitor the unit closely.
"I will take care of it personally, to ensure there is no corruption at Fifa," he said in the interview.
The composition of the new body will be made public at the FIFA congress in Zurich in June this year.