Fatma to take charge as FIFA General Secy on Monday

Fatma Samoura, who has spent two decades working for the United Nations, is the first non-European to hold the role in the body's 112-year history.

The stage is set for Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura to take over as FIFA General Secretary.   -  Reuters

Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura has successfully passed the eligibility check conducted by the independent Review Committee and will assume the role of FIFA Secretary General on Monday (June 20), the governing body of football said in a statement.

Fatma Samoura, who has spent two decades working for the United Nations, is the first non-European to hold the role in the body's 112-year history.

The FIFA Council had appointed Senegalese Samoura as the Secretary General on May 13. As required under FIFA statutes, Samoura had to undergo an eligibility check administered by the independent Review Committee, which was established to protect the organisation against any potential conflicts of interest in the approval of appointments.

The Review Committee, comprisesformer Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, Miguel Poiares Maduro, former Indian High Court judge Mukul Mudgal, and former chairman of Peruvian club Sporting Cristal, Felipe Cantuarias Salaverry.

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