FIFA dismisses reports of split with Roger Milla

Updated: January 26, 2012

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has denied a split with Roger Milla despite reports the Cameroon great was dropped from its Football Committee, 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 organizing 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 and Michel Platini.

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

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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