Welcome to Africanews

Please select your experience

Watch Live



Theodore Theodoridis appointed interim UEFA General Secretary

Theodore Theodoridis appointed interim UEFA General Secretary


Theodore Theodoridis has been named as acting General Secretary of UEFA following Gianni Infantino’s departure.

Theodore Theodoridis, a 50-year-old Greek citizen, has been working at UEFA since January 2008, first as director of the national associations division and then as deputy general secretary since October 2010.

The Greek official is a former board member of the Hellenic Football Federation and the son of Savvas Theodoridis, the vice-president of Olympiakos.

UEFA remains without a president after Michel Platini was provisionally suspended from duty by FIFA last October.

The UEFA Executive Committee reconfirmed its decision of January that no UEFA presidential elections will be scheduled until a decision has been made by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Michel Platini’s appeal.

Platini’s appeal against his six-year ban for conflict of interest in taking a £1.3m payment from FIFA approved by then-president Sepp Blatter in 2011 was filed this week with the Court of Arbitration for Sport which is expected to give its verdict in May.

UEFA also revealed on Friday that goal-line technology will be used in this season’s Champions League and Europa League finals in Milan and Basel respectively.

The following competition regulations for the 2016/17 season were approved

*UEFA Champions League

*UEFA Europa League

*UEFA Super Cup

*UEFA Women’s Champions League

*UEFA Futsal Cup

*UEFA Youth League