Fifa appoints Senegalese as first female secretary general

Fifa appoints Senegalese as first female secretary general

Fifa has appointed the first female general Secretary in the person of Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura.

Fifa appoints Senegalese as first female secretary general

Samoura becomes first female Fifa secretary general

The Senegalese will replace ormer secretary general Jerome Valcke, who was banned from football-related activity for 12 years.

"It is essential Fifa incorporates fresh perspectives as we continue to restore and rebuild our organisation," said Fifa president Gianni Infantino.

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"She has a proven ability to build and lead teams, and improve the way organisations perform. Importantly for Fifa, she also understands that transparency and accountability are at the heart of any well-run and responsible organisation."

Samoura, 54 has worked for the United Nations for 21 years and will start her work at football's governing body in June.

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