FIFA Has Appointed Fatma Samoura As Its First Female Secretary-General


May 19, 2016
Following the corruption scandal that rocked the FIFA body in 2015, Senegalese Fatma Samoura, was appointed by FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, as the first female Secretary-General of the international football body.

She was appointed after the former Secretary-General, Jérôme Valcke, was banned for 12 years due to his involvement in the FIFA corruption wahala of 2015.

At 54, Fatma has worked for the UN since 1995 and served as a coordinator and resident representative of programs in six countries.

Although Fatma has not been involved in sports before this appointment, Gianni believes her experience in managing big organisations and human resources will help in reforming FIFA.

However, Fatma Samoura currently works as the resident representative for the United Nations Development Program in Nigeria where she oversees human resources and procurement while assessing political and economic trends in the country.

We wish her all the best in her new appointment!

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