Fifa dismisses reports of split with Roger Milla

2012-01-26 11:15

Zurich – Fifa has denied a split with Roger Milla despite reports that the Cameroon great was dropped from its football committee and then resigned as a goodwill ambassador.

Fifa says in a statement “there was apparently a misunderstanding” over Milla’s status.

Milla reportedly told African media he lost his committee seat due to a dispute with Cameroon Football Federation president Mohammed Iya, who Fifa appointed to its 2014 World Cup organising committee.

Fifa’s website no longer lists Milla, voted Africa’s best player of the 20th century, as a member of the advisory panel, which includes Pele of Brazil and Frenchman Michel Platini.

However, Fifa says: “Roger Milla will keep his position in the Fifa Standing Committees and will also continue to be an ambassador.”

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