Fifa secretary general Samoura vows to improve game’s ‘tarnished image’

Fifa’s new secretary general Fatma Samoura on Saturday vowed “to help football restore its tarnished image” following a spate of scandals within the game’s world governing body.

football Updated: May 14, 2016 16:29 IST
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Fatma Samoura,FIFA General Secretary,Gianni Infantino
Fifa’s new secretary general Fatma Samoura vowed “to help football restore its tarnished image”.(Photo: Twitter)

Fifa’s new secretary general Fatma Samoura on Saturday vowed “to help football restore its tarnished image” following a spate of scandals within the game’s world governing body.

“My goal is to support the programme of president Gianni (Infantino) and to help football restore its tarnished image,” the Senegalese UN diplomat named Friday as Fifa’s first ever female secretary general told AFP.

“I bring 21 years of experience in the private sector and the UN in terms of good governance and transparency, and the obligation to make the different federations and Fifa accountable,” she added.

First Published: May 14, 2016 16:27 IST