Fifa confirms appointment of Fatma Samoura in Africa

Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura will assist the Confederation of African Football

Football’s world governing body has confirmed that its secretary general Fatma Samoura has been appointed as ‘Fifa General Delegate for Africa’ in a bid to improve governance on the continent.

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has recently been under scrutiny on several issues relating to both governance and administration.

The Senegalese will take charge for six months from 1 August, with the relationship ‘renewable with the agreement of both organisations’.

“It was also agreed that Fifa and Caf will undertake as soon as possible a full forensic audit of Caf,” the statement added.