The Acting President of FIFA, Issa Hayatou, has undergone a “successful” kidney transplant. This was disclosed by the world football governing body on Friday.
“Issa Hayatou has never hidden the fact that, for several years now, he has been suffering from a renal insufficiency, a situation that has not, however, prevented him from fully performing his duties at the heart of world and African football’s governing bodies, without interruption,” a FIFA statement read. “He will continue to fulfil his role as acting FIFA president as intended.”
Hayatou, who is also the boss of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has been in charge of FIFA since Sepp Blatter was provisionally suspended for 90 days.