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FOOTBALL: FIFA elects first woman executive

Published:Friday | May 31, 2013 | 12:47 PM

Burundi Football Association president, Lydia Nsekera, has been elected as the first woman to FIFA's powerful executive committee in the governing body's 109-year history.



The 46-year-old Nsekera will serve a four-year term on the committee after winning the vote at the FIFA congress in Mauritius.



She collected 95 of the 203 votes ahead of Australian Moya Dodd and Sonia Bien-Aime, of Turks and Caicos Islands.



Nsekera, who last year became the first woman to be co-opted to the executive committee, has been head of the Burundi FA since 2004.



She was also a member of FIFA's organising committee for the 2008 and 2012 Olympic football tournaments.



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