Eurovision organizers determined to ensure Russia’s participation in Kiev-hosted contestSociety & Culture March 27, 11:41
Siberian ex-cop turned sadistic ‘werewolf’ serial killer charged with another 60 murdersSociety & Culture March 27, 11:25
NATO-Russia Council meeting on the horizon – diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 27, 11:06
Russia’s FSB detains gunmakers, seizes three aircraft gunsRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 27, 10:32
Russian, Tajik troops hold joint anti-terror drills in AsiaMilitary & Defense March 27, 9:11
US calls for release of detained participants in unsanctioned rallies across RussiaWorld March 27, 6:37
Russia conducts six humanitarian operations in Syria in 24 hoursSociety & Culture March 27, 6:34
Talks on banning nuclear weapons begin in UN without Russia, USWorld March 27, 6:28
Meeting with Putin of exceptional importance for Serbia — premierWorld March 27, 4:16
MEXICO CITY, May 13. /TASS/. Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura of Senegal on Friday was appointed FIFA Secretary General.
Samoura, the United Nations’ Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria, has become the first-ever woman to occupy this position.
This announcement was made by FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City.
"Fatma is a woman with international experience and vision who has worked on some of the most challenging issues of our time," Infantino said. "She has a proven ability to build and lead teams, and improve the way organizations perform. Importantly for FIFA, she also understands that transparency and accountability are at the heart of any well-run and responsible organisation."
"It is essential for FIFA to incorporate fresh perspectives - from outside the traditional pool of football executives - as we continue to restore and rebuild our organisation. No one exemplifies what we need more than Fatma does, and we are thrilled that she has joined our team," the FIFA president added.
Until now, Markus Kattner was FIFA acting Secretary General. He superseded FIFA’s former secretary general, after Jerome Valcke, who was suspended from football-related activities for 12 year over accusations of violating several articles the FIFA Code of Ethics, including those on loyalty, confidentiality and conflict of interests, and fined $102,880.