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Samoura becomes first female FIFA secretary general

Senegal’s Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura has been appointed as Fifa’s first female secretary general. The 54-year-old succeeds former secretary general

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Senegal’s Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura has been appointed as Fifa’s first female secretary general.

The 54-year-old succeeds former secretary general Jerome Valcke, who was banned from football-related activity for 12 years.

Her appointment was announced by president Gianni Infantino, hosting his first Congress since he was elected in February to lead the scandal-plagued federation out of its crisis.

Samoura, who is set to assume the role in mid-June, said it was an “honour” to take on the job and added she was excited to help implement the reform plans passed in February.