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Gianni Infantino elected Fatma Samoura as FIFA’s first Female Secretary General

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Senegal Based Fatma Samoura has been elected as FIFA’s first Female Secretary General as she has no experience in Soccer administration.

Announced By: FIFA President Gianni Infantino fifa

Approved by: FIFA Council

About Fatma Samoura:

  • Brought up from Senegal aged 52 who has replaced Frenchman Jerome Valcke
  • Started her United Nations career with the World Food Programme in Rome in 1995 and has served as a representative or director in six African countries
  • United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative in Nigeria
  • Appointed as secretary general of FIFA

FIFA’s Congress passed a resolution in which FIFA Council, the power to elect the heads of its independent committees.

Kosovo and Gibraltar has been approved as the organisation’s 210th and 211th members to take part in the 2018 World Cup qualifying competition. The Congress voted to continue the suspensions of Kuwait and Benin

FIFA president expressed that Fatma is a woman with international experience and vision who has worked on some of the most challenging issues of our time with transparency.


Aimed at avoiding occurrence of the corruption scandal that has seen 42 soccer officials and entities impeached in the United States.

Watchdog Committees:

  • Three independent watchdog committees
  • Power to appoint or dismiss any office holders of these committees