BY SAMSON MBII,18TH MAY 2017-The woes facing the World football governing body FIFA seems to be far than over after two more of its top members resigned following removal of their chairman.
Navi Pillay, the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and corporate human rights expert Ron Popper, have resigned, according to FIFA.
FIFA’s head ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and lead prosecutor Cornel Borbely were also replaced against their wishes. Most of their teams also were not retained, despite there being no clear transition plan for hundreds of ongoing cases.
FIFA’s appointment of Pillay in January gave credibility to Infantino’s pledged commitment to anti-corruption reforms after years of financial scandals and criminal investigations of FIFA in the United States, Switzerland and elsewhere.
Pillay and Popper joined another governance panel colleague, New York University law professor Joseph Weiler who also resigned as an independent overseer hours after Maduro’s exit was announced.