We are surprised by the decision of FIFA President Joseph Blatter to lay down his mandate during a FIFA Extraordinary Congress in December 2015. We believe he made a courageous decision in the greater interest of the sport of football.
We thank him for his spirited efforts for meaningful football development programmes in all FIFA Member Associations.
We join all football stakeholders in moving forward. The situation offers a big opportunity to continue and intensify the reforms that have been started. Indeed, deliberate focus on more governance reform and transparency is now called for.
PFF House of Football, Pasig City, Philippines.
03 June 2015