First women Secretary General ever appointed at FIFA

The FIFA Council today appointed Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura of Senegal as FIFA Secretary General (SG). Ms Samoura is a 21-year veteran of United Nations programmes who is currently the UN’s Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria. The announcement was made by FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico … [Read more…]

Amnesty International: Abuse of World Cup workers exposed

By Amnesty International, 30 March 2016 “Migrant workers on Khalifa International Stadium and the surrounding Aspire Zone, one of the main venues for the 2022 World Cup, have been subjected to a range of exploitative practices. This includes high recruitment fees for which many took out loans; false promises about the pay and type of … [Read more…]

Gianni Infantino elected FIFA President

Gianni Infantino

Gianni Infantino was on February 26 elected as the President of FIFA for the remainder of the current term of office (until 2019) by the Extraordinary FIFA Congress held in Zurich. He was elected as the ninth FIFA President after the second ballot with 115 of 207 total votes. read more on >> “Switzerland is … [Read more…]

Fifa announce presidential election will be held in February 2016

The election will take place eight months and 25 days after Blatter promised to step down following the dramatic US indictments against 14 football executives on charges including money laundering, fraud, tax evasion and racketeering. Michel Platini, who has received backing from four confederations but not from Africa and Oceania, is understood to be weighing up … [Read more…]