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Burundi's Lydia Nsekra became the First Woman to be Elected to FIFA

Jun 4, 2013 18:40 IST

Burundi's Lydia Nsekera became the first woman to be elected to the FIFA Executive Committee (ExCo) for a full term of four years at the FIFA Congress in Mauritius held on 30 May 2013. The two other women Moya Dodd of Australia and Sonia Bien-Aime of the Turks and Caicos Islands, were coopted on for one year.

Nsekera was also the first woman to be coopted on for one year at last year's congress in Budapest. Lydia Nsekera is President of the Fédération de Football du Burundi since 2004 and has been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 2009. The ExCo comprises a total of 24 members.

About FIFA

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is an association governed by Swiss law founded in 1904 and based in Zurich. It has 208 member associations and its goal, enshrined in its Statutes, is the constant improvement of football. FIFA employs some 310 people from over 35 nations and is composed of a Congress (legislative body), Executive Committee (executive body), General Secretariat (administrative body) and committees (assisting the Executive Committee).


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