Gianni Infantino: Fifa will have to rebuild its reputation

Infantino says while he cannot change the organisation's past, he looks forward to the future.

Fifa presidential candidate Gianni Infantino in Zurich. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - Newly elected Fifa President Gianni Infantino says the world football governing body will have to rebuild its reputation by addressing its challenges.

Infantino addressed the media in Zurich yesterday after having chaired his first executive committee meeting since being appointed as Sepp Blatter's successor.

On the list of policy reforms passed last month was a demand that Fifa be transparent about how it uses funds.

Infantino says while he cannot change the organisation's past, he looks forward to the future.

"I can influence the future, together with the executive committee, together with the council, the associations and together with you. We can make sure we face all the challenges and turn them into opportunities."

INFANTINO'S SALARY

Meanwhile, Infantino says he doesn't know what his annual salary will be.

Of the list of policy reforms that were passed last month, one that received the most interest was that of the disclosure of salaries for the president and all council members.

Infantino says his salary hasn't been signed off just yet.

"I have only had a very quick initial discussion that our three members of the compensation committee will have to discuss this with me. I didn't yet conclude this; this was not my priority. When this is fixed, you will know as well [but] for the moment it not yet fixed."