New African football role for Fifa head Samoura

Fatma Samoura became Fifa secretary general in 2016Image caption:

Football’s international governing body has appointed its secretary general, Fatma Samoura, as a General Delegate for Africa in a bid to improve governance on the continent.

Ms Samoura, 56, will take charge for six months from 1 August, with the relationship “renewable” should Fifa and the Confederation of African Football (Caf) both agree.

A Senegal native and former United Nations official, she will remain as secretary general but some of her tasks will be delegated to other Fifa members.

Caf has recently been in the spotlight following allegations of corruption against Admad Ahmad, the organisation’s president. Mr. Ahmad has denied any wrongdoing.

In a statement, Fifa said Caf would undergo a forensic financial audit “as soon as possible”.

BBC News

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