New FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura passes eligibility check

FIFA can confirm that Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura has successfully passed the eligibility check conducted by the independent Review Committee and will assume the role of FIFA Secretary General on Monday, 20 June.

The Review Committee, which was established at the recent FIFA Congress in May, in particular to protect the organisation against any potential conflicts of interest in the approval of appointments, consists of former Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, Miguel Poiares Maduro, former Indian High Court judge Mukul Mudgal, and former chairman of Peruvian club Sporting Cristal, Felipe Cantuarias Salaverry.

The eligibility check was conducted in line with article 37 of the FIFA Statutes.