UK's PM vows to keep tax cutting plan    China's central bank alerts against yuan speculation    Egyptian gecko invades Israel    Gold prices in Egypt on September 29    Egypt welcomes back Russian flights on 1st October    Egypt launches 200 Years of Continuing Science tourism campaign    Egypt, UAE partner on sustainable waste management in Sharm el-Sheikh ahead of COP27    Saudi King appoints Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as Prime Minister    QNB Group names TikToker Khaby Lame official FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 brand ambassador    Egypt receives second monkeypox case    Egypt ready to build up international centre for storage, supply and trade grains – minister    Three possible scenarios as Egypt's central bank governor resigns – MP    Adele is living a love story, wants to be a homemaker    In Photos: Egypt swears in 13 new ministers after major Cabinet reshuffle    Egypt's Sisi names 13 ministers in Cabinet reshuffle    Spain: prosecutor seeks 8 years sentence for Shakira over tax evasion    Egypt: Alamein Art Festival kicks off a collection of recycled installations    Egypt's athlete Basma Emad wins bronze in weightlifting in Mediterranean Games    Maha karara joins AAIB as Head of Corporate Communications, Sustainability    Egypt works on charting cooperation strategies with international institutions for 5 years: Al-Mashat    Over 2.4 million newborns examined for hearing impairment: Health Ministry    Netflix releases trailer of Arab adaption of 'Perfect Strangers' film    Balqees to headline concert celebrating launch of streaming giant LIVENow in MENA    Sawsan Badr to be honoured at Aswan Women Film Festival    MP Abdel Hady Al-Qasby calls government to facilitate and support NGOs    Al-Sisi follows up on 'Great Transfiguration Project' in St. Catherine    Cairo, London stress need to strengthen cooperation to face climate change    Foreigners account for 22.6% of Egypt's T-bills issuances in 1H 2021: CBE    Egypt's ambassador to Italy passes away    Egypt confirms readiness to help African countries face terrorism and extremism    An estimated 235 million people needed humanitarian assistance and protection in 2021, an increase of 40% compared to 2020: IOM Egypt    Egypt, DRC discuss water cooperation during WYF    Egypt, DR Congo discuss boosting bilateral cooperation during WYF    Cameroonian police probe assault on three Algerian journalists covering AFCON    Pharaohs start AFCON 2021 campaign with fierce clash against Nigeria    Foreign Ministry opens capacity building course for French-speaking African diplomats    Russia says it's in sync with US, China, Pakistan on Taliban    It's a bit frustrating to draw at home: Real Madrid keeper after Villarreal game    Shoukry reviews with Guterres Egypt's efforts to achieve SDGs, promote human rights    Sudan says countries must cooperate on vaccines    Johnson & Johnson: Second shot boosts antibodies and protection against COVID-19    Egypt to tax bloggers, YouTubers    Egypt's FM asserts importance of stability in Libya, holding elections as scheduled    We mustn't lose touch: Muller after Bayern win in Bundesliga    Egypt records 36 new deaths from Covid-19, highest since mid June    Egypt sells $3 bln US-dollar dominated eurobonds    Gamal Hanafy's ceramic exhibition at Gezira Arts Centre is a must go    Italian Institute Director Davide Scalmani presents activities of the Cairo Institute for ITALIANA.IT platform    

Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.

Aleksander Ceferin of Slovenia elected new UEFA president
Aleksander Ceferin of Slovenia has been elected as the new president of UEFA, European football's governing body. Ceferin is to complete the term of banned former President Michel Platini.
Published in Daily News Egypt on 14 - 09 - 2016

Aleksander Ceferin of Slovenia has been elected as the new president of UEFA, European football's governing body. Ceferin is to complete the term of banned former President Michel Platini.
The 48-year-ol d Ceferin easily won Wednesday's UEFA presidential election, taking 42 of the 55 votes. His only competitor, Michael van Praag, 68, took just 13.
Shortly after the result of the vote was announced, Ceferin told the delegates at the extraordinary UEFA Congress in Athens that he and was proud to be the new UEFA president.
Van Praag stressed that the two men were competitors but not enemies and called on all of UEFA's national associations to throw their support behind Ceferin, who will complete Michel Platini's third four-year term, which expires in March 2019.
‘Clear conscience'
Earlier, Platini who was granted special permission by FIFA to address the Congress, insisted that he had done nothing wrong.
"You are going to continue this wonderful mission without me," Platini said.
"I have a clear conscience, I have not made mistakes and will continue my fight in court."
The 61-year-old Platini stepped down as UEFA president in May after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected his appeal against his six-year ban from all football-related activities, handed down by FIFA last December. However, the CAS did reduce his ban to four years.
FIFA banned Platini over a disloyal payment of some 2 million Swiss francs (1.8 million euros, $2 million), which he received from then-FIFA President Joseph Blatter in 2011 for consulting work done a decade earlier.

Clic here to read the story from its source.