Samoura: First African and First Woman to Lead FIFA
Yes, Samoura has broken 2 records!Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura of Senegal has been appointed as FIFA Secretary General (SG) She is 54 years old and has been work for the United Nations for 21 years and now will start working at football's governing body in June. FIFA president Gianni Infantino nominated Samoura during Friday's congress in Mexico City. The proposal was approved. Samoura will now undergo an eligibility check and is expected to start in four weeks' time. Samoura is currently UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UN Development Program Resident Representative in Nigeria.
|FIFA President Gianni Infantino announces his new Secretary General as Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura to the delegates during the 66th FIFA Congress at Centro Banamex on Friday in Mexico City|
Samoura has gave an official statement after been appointed
“Today is a wonderful day for me, and I am honoured to take on the role of FIFA Secretary General,” said Samoura in an official statement. “I believe this role is a perfect fit for my skills and experience – strategic, high impact team-building in international settings – which I will use to help grow the game of football all over the world. “I also look forward to bringing my experience in governance and compliance to bear on the important reform work that is already under way”, she stressed.
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