FIFA Appoints First Woman Exco Member


FIFA has appointed the first woman to its executive committee today, as world football’s governing body bids to restore its image after a series of corruption scandals.

Lydia Nsekera, president of the Burundi Football Association, has been co-opted onto the executive committee and will be formally installed at the FIFA Congress in Budapest on Friday, FIFA said in a statement.

Nsekera is already a member of FIFA committees for women’s football, the women’s World Cup and the organising committee for the Olympic football tournaments.

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As part of the effort to tackle corruption in football, Domenico Scala has also been appointed as the independent chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee.

The appointment of Scala, will be also submitted to the Congress for ratification.

Meanwhile, former FIFA president, Joao Havelange, was discharged from hospital on Monday after a two-month stay which at one point included a spell in intensive care.

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