The world governing football body FIFA Secretary General, Ms. Fatma Samoura is in the country to grace the inaugural CAF Women’s Champions League Cecafa qualifiers in Nairobi on September 9th, 2021.
Samoura will attend the CAF Women’s Champions League Cecafa Qualifiers finals pitting Kenya’s Women’s Premier League champions Vihiga Queens against Ethiopia’s CBE FC in the finals in a match to be staged at the Nyayo National Stadium.
Samoura has been accompanied on her trip to Kenya by Sarai Bareman, FIFA’s Chief Women’s Football Officer.
The two will witness the crowning of the region’s first ever representative to the CAF Women’s Champions League.
“This is a big week for us in the Women’s game. Our clubs are taking part in regional and continental competition for the first time and we are pleased to share this moment with the Secretary General,” Doris Petra, FKF Vice President and tournament LOC Chair.
This is Samoura’s first visit to Kenya, since her appointment to the position in 2016. Born in Senegal, Samoura is the first Woman and the first African to hold the position of FIFA Secretary General.
The Secretary General will also hold talks with football leadership in the country.
“We welcome the FIFA Secretary General to Kenya. We look forward to hosting her and engaging her about the development of the game in Kenya,” FKF President, Nick Mwendwa.