Fatma Samoura honoured by African Renaissance and Diaspora Network


Today at the United Nations in New York FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samba Samoura Diouf was conferred with the African Renaissance & Diaspora Network’s (ARDN) first ever Award for Sport. The award recognises the Senegalese native’s commitment and dedication to the development of humanitarian causes and her championing of diversity and gender equality.

Having spent 21 years working on high level United Nations (UN) programmes in Italy, the Republic of Djibouti, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Niger, Madagascar and Nigeria, Fatma Samoura is well known for her commitment to furthering humanitarian causes. It was this commitment and tenacity that led to her being chosen as FIFA’s Secretary General in May 2016.

As the first African and woman to hold the position of FIFA Secretary General,…

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