23 May 2012

FIFA names first female executive committee member

5:44 pm on 23 May 2012

FIFA has broken new ground, having co-opted a woman to its executive committee for the first time.

Lydia Nsekera, the president of the Burundi Football Association, will be installed as the co-opted executive committee member at the FIFA Congress later this week, with the formal election of a woman on the committee to follow at next year's Congress.

45-year-old Nsekera has also been on the International Olympic Committee since 2009.

FIFA, which was wracked last year by a bribery scandal, has also announced that it's new Code of Ethics will be adopted in the first week of July.