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.
FIFA also announced that Swiss businessman Domenico Scala is to be the independent chairman of the new audit and compliance committee.
Scala was recommended by the Independent Governance Committee, the body set up to oversee FIFA reforms.