Scandal plagues Fifa to elect a new leader by Feb 2016

It’s reported that the Uefa president Michel Platini has been lobbied to run for Fifa president.

FILE: Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, shocked the world on 2 June 2015 following the announcement that he will step down from his post. Picture: Fifa YouTube Channel.

CAPE TOWN - An extraordinary Fifa executive committee meeting today decided that the elective congress to replace Sepp Blatter will be in Zurich on 26 February next year.

All 209 member associations invited will decide on his replacement.

This comes in light of Blatter's announcement that he's set to step aside in light of the global corruption scandal that's engulfed the sport, despite him winning a fifth term in office.

Blatter has been president since 1998.

It's reported that the Uefa president Michel Platini has been lobbied to run for president while Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein, who was beaten by Blatter in the recent election, will also contend the position once again.

Last week Jeffrey Webb, a former Fifa vice-president, pleaded not guilty on charges of accepting bribes in a US court and is under house arrest following his extradition from Switzerland.

The announcement was interrupted by British comedian, Lee Nelson, who showered Blatter with fake dollar notes.

WATCH: Comedian Lee Nelson showered Blatter with fake money