FIFA's move on CAF 'colonialist', illegal - Blatter
FIFA’s move on CAF ‘colonialist’, illegal – Blatter

Former president Sepp Blatter has said the decision to appoint secretary general Fatma Samoura as the ‘Fifa General Delegate for Africa’ is colonialist and flouts Fifa rules.

Last month, football’s world governing body made the move in a bid to improve governance within the Confederation of African Football (Caf).

“This can be considered as a new aspect of colonialism,” the Swiss told BBC Sport in a statement.

“Fifa’s direct intervention to Caf and sending Mrs Samoura as a kind of ‘supervisor’ ignores the statutes of the federation.

“To recall, confederations are not members of Fifa. Only the national associations are.”

Caf’s Executive Committee (ExCo) is set to discuss Samoura’s looming arrival when it meets in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Wednesday.

Despite previous claims by both Fifa and Caf that her appointment was ‘unanimously’ agreed