• FIFA breaks record, appoints first ever female secretary-general

    FIFA breaks record, appoints first ever female secretary-general

    FIFA has broken new ground by appointing a Senegalese United Nations official as its first female and first non-European secretary-general.

    Friday’s historic appointment of Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura as the number two at world football’s governing body was made at the FIFA congress in Mexico City.

    Samoura, 54, is currently based in Nigeria for the United Nations Development Program and has worked across Africa for the UN for the last two decades.

    FIFA’s new president Gianni Infantino, who was elected in February, had […]