Friday, May 31, 2013

Burundi FA chief Lydia Nsekera is among candidates for first female FIFA's executive committee member.

Burundi’s FA chief Lydia Nsekera is one of the  three candidates vying to become the first female full-time member of FIFA’s decision-making executive committee. The congress for of the representative is being held in Mauritius  and if elected,  the female representative will serve a full 4-year term.

Well, this means that for the very first time in the 109-year history of the Football governing body,  a woman will have voting right.

Nsekera who was co-opted on to Fifa's non-voting committee last year said at the time she was "very pleased that Fifa put a woman in its board of directors" adding "it's a very positive thing, especially for women fans of football".
Nsekera, who has headed up the Burundi FA since 2004, is considered the favorite to win the upcoming election.

Other candidates vying for the position includes former Australian international and vice-president of the Asian Football Confederation, Maya Dodd, as well as Sonia Bien-Aime of Turks and Caicos Islands.
New Zealand's Paula Kearns was also to be considered but withdrew on the eve of the vote.
Best of luck ladies and thank goodness FIFA is slowly getting over their phobia for  including women in the committee, it’s about time.