Johannesburg: Newly-appointed FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura has pledged ‘to help football restore its tarnished image’ after a slew of scandals plunged the game’s world governing body into an unprecedented crisis.
 
Samoura, who became the FIFA’s first ever female secretary general , said her primary goal was to support the programme of president Gianni Infantino and has urged critics to give her time to prove herself worthy of the role, a local daily reported.
 
According to her, rich experience of 21 years in the private sector and the United Nations will help her make the different federations and FIFA accountable.
 
The Senegalese UN diplomat was appointed as the successor to the disgraced Jerome Valcke at a FIFA congress in Mexico on Friday and will assume her office by mid-June.