For­mer spy chief to head DFB ethics com­mis­sion

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Klaus Kinkel, a for­mer spy chief and later Ger­many's jus­tice and for­eign min­is­ter, has been named the pres­i­dent of the newly created ethics com­mis­sion of the Ger­man soc­cer fed­er­a­tion. Kinkel was elected at a fed­er­a­tion congress in the east­ern city of Er­furt. The com­mis­sion is part of the DFB's de­clared drive for more trans­parency and in­tegrity in an or­ga­ni­za­tion still reel­ing from the fall­out of a fi­nan­cial scan­dal around the 2006 World Cup it hosted. The congress also ex­tended the man­date of DFB pres­i­dent Rein­hard Grindel un­til 2019. Kinkel served as the head of West Ger­many's in­tel­li­gence agency from 1978-82 and be­came the jus­tice min­is­ter of a newly re­united Ger­many in 1991. He also served as for­eign min­is­ter after the sud­den res­ig­na­tion of his po­lit­i­cal men­tor, Han­sDi­et­rich Gen­scher, in 1992. Kinkel turns 80 in De­cem­ber.

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