Senegalese woman appointed as FIFA Secretary General

New FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, has appointed a Nigerian-based Senegalese United Nations diplomat, Fatma Samoura, as the first female secretary general

Samoura, who is 54 years old, has no previous experience in sports, and was appointed to the FIFA number two position as a way of bringing fresh air into the organization that have faced several embarrassing scandals this year, including the banning of the former President, Sepp Blatter, in February, and the 12 years ban of Jérôme Valcke, the former Secretary General of the football organization.

Speaking to newsmen in Mexico city, on Friday, the FIFA President said that: “She is used to managing big organisations, big budgets, human resources, finance. She will bring a fresh wind to FiFA, somebody from outside not somebody from inside, not somebody from the past. Somebody new, somebody who can help us do the right thing in the future.”

“This new Fifa is about change and about leadership. It’s about not being afraid of bold decisions sometimes,” Infantino added.

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