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Fifa's independent audit committee president resigns

Fifa's independent audit committee president resigns

Domenico Scala, Fifa’s head of auditing and compliance, has resigned in protest at reforms at the governing body of world football.

Scala is irritated the new Fifa council will have the ability to appoint and sack those in charge of its committees, including auditing, ethics and finance.

In a statement, he said reforms would make it ‘‘possible for the Council to impede investigation against single member at any time, by dismissing the responsible Committee members or by keeping them acquiescent through the threat of a dismissal.”

Reforms would make it possible for the Council to impede investigation against single member at any time, by dismissing the responsible Committee members or by keeping them acquiescent through the threat of a dismissal.

The council replaced the Fifa executive committee, in the aftermath of a corruption scandal at the organisation.