Posted On Tuesday, 30th April 2013
Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng will be involved in a meeting next week as a member of a highly powered FIFA task force to battle racism.
The task force was formed by FIFA in March to demonstrate its seriousness in tackling the increasing rate of racism in world football.
The AC Milan star is joined on the task force by outgoing English FA chairman David Bernstein and renowned English referee Howard Webb.
Also serving on the task force is famous Nigerian journalist Osasu Obayiuwana with CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb as the head.
The committee will meet on Monday to put together its initial findings to be presented at the two-day FIFA annual Congress from March 30.
Other members of the task force include; Theo Van Seggelen, the head of FIFPro, the global players’ union and Jozy Altidore, the United States national player currently playing for AZ Alkmaar who was racially abused during a game against Den Bosch.
International Sports Press Association Gianni Merlo, chairman of FIFA’s disciplinary committee Marcel Mathier and ex chairman of FIFA’s ethics committee Claudio Sulser are also involved.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and head of European anti-racism body Fare, Piara Powar, complete the taskforce.