Fifa appoint first female to executive committee


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The Independent Football

FIFA have appointed the first female member of the world governing body's executive committee.

Lydia Nsekera, president of the Burundi Football Association, has been co-opted onto the executive committee and will be formally installed at the FIFA Congress in Budapest on Friday.

Nsekera is a member of several FIFA committees - for women's football, the women's World Cup and the organising committee for the Olympic football tournaments.