For the first time FIFA appoints a woman to high office

FIFA President has welcomed the decision

Baku. 14 May. REPORT.AZ/ The president of FIFA on Friday appointed Fatma Samoura of Senegal, a veteran United Nations diplomat, as the organization’s secretary general, Report informs referring to the statement of FIFA.

Samoura will be the first woman to hold a senior executive position in FIFA, soccer’s global governing body. She will serve as the organization’s chief executive in the revamped governance structure that FIFA approved this year. FIFA said Samoura was expected to start in June, after eligibility and integrity checks now required of top executives.

“It is essential for FIFA to incorporate fresh perspectives - from outside the traditional pool of football executives - as we continue to restore and rebuild our organization,” said the FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, during the announcement at the FIFA congress in Mexico City. 

“No one exemplifies what we need more than Fatma does, and we are thrilled that she has joined our team.”

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