Football transcends cultural, racial and gender barriers.
A powerful tool to shake and to challenge the status quo for both those who play and those who don’t. Access to football means development at many levels, opportunities and confidence.
At the same time, it’s one of the most essential characteristics in women’s football. It addresses global issues that can be tackled on and off the pitch.
Fatma Samoura, FIFA Secretary General and former UN Official, believes in the top world governing body of football to create lasting change.
Her agenda is built from the following goals:
- More women playing football. Fatma aims to reach 60 million women registered and playing in 10 years.
- Deal with racism on and off the pitch. She wants FIFA to eradicate it with 0 tolerance.
- Sexism in football. Education and integration as key elements for equality.
- Corruption within FIFA. She will review all the members within the body that received funding.
- FIFA as the United Nations of football. Fatma believes in the power of FIFA to reach more countries, acting as a world equaliser.
Global issues that are independently born in each country, where we can all have influence for the good.
Fatma Samoura is the most powerful woman in sport. This is what you need to know about the FIFA secretary general. pic.twitter.com/khN2oxVv9H
— AJ+ (@ajplus) July 4, 2018
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