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New FIFA official Fatma Samoura arrives in Zurich

FIFA appointed its first female and first non-European secretary-general; United Nations official Fatma Samoura.
Gianni Infantino announces the appointment of Fatma Samoura as the first female secretary general in FIFA history.

ZURICH -- FIFA's new top administrator, United Nations official Fatma Samoura, has met staff in Zurich for the first time and will start work on June 20.

FIFA said Samoura "took part in a management meeting alongside FIFA president Gianni Infantino and later addressed the FIFA team."

Samoura, who is from Senegal and has no previous experience in football, says in a FIFA statement: "I cannot think of more exciting a job than this." 

FIFA says she will work with two deputy secretary generals.

Former...

FIFA appoint Fatma Samoura as first female secretary general

During his visit to Seoul, South Korea FIFA president Gianni Infantino shared his new vision for FIFA.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino announces Fatma Samoura's appointment as secretary general

MEXICO CITY -- FIFA's corruption crisis was declared to be over by President Gianni Infantino on Friday as the scandal-battered governing body broke new ground by appointing a Senegalese United Nations official as its first female and first non-European secretary general.

Fatma Samoura has no experience working in sports but Infantino hopes that will help it try to regain the trust and credibility of the world after far-reaching corruption, bribery, and financial misconduct.

The organisation also...

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Nigeria lose to Egypt, fail to qualify for 2017 African Nations Cup

Mohamed Saleh and Egypt have eliminated Stanley Amuzie and Nigeria from next year's African Nations Cup.

Nigeria will not be competing at the 2017 African Nations Cup after losing 1-0 to Egypt on Tuesday.

Ramadan Sobhy took advantage of a missed clearance to put Egypt atop qualifying Group G at Borg El-Arab Stadium, where a longstanding ban on fans attending games in large numbers in Egypt was temporarily lifted.

Nigeria faced a must-win game after Chad withdrew from their group earlier this week. Under CAF's rules, all of Chad's previous results are thrown out, leaving Nigeria with just two points...

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Cameroon move top of ANC qualifying group after South Africa draw

Cameroon will be looking to avoid any missteps in their quest for African Nations' Cup qualification.
Cameroon sit top of Group M following Saturday's draw with South Africa.

Cameroon moved top of Group M after securing a 2-2 draw against South Africa in their 2017 African Nations Cup qualifying clash on Saturday.

South Africa had taken the lead through Tokelo Rantie, only for Sebastien Siani to level for the hosts just before the break.

And Cameroon recovered from a losing position again in the second half after Kekana Hlompo had fired the visitors back into the lead -- scoring a screamer from inside his own half -- with Nicolas N'Koulou then grabbing a 67th-minute...

 By Mark Rodden

Didier Deschamps 'missed an episode' over Koulibaly France call-up

Kalidou Koulibaly (left) committed to playing for Senegal last September.

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly joked that France manager Didier Deschamps must have "missed an episode" after he mistakenly spoke about the possibility of calling up the Senegal international.

Deschamps made the slip on French TV channel Canal + last Sunday when he mentioned Koulibaly, 24, as a potential option for his squad ahead of Euro 2016.

The France-born defender played underage football for France but, having never received a call-up to the senior squad, committed to playing for Senegal...