Four women are candidates to the 25 seat of the FIFA Executive Committee. Elections will take place on May 30 and 31 in Mauritius Island.
Joseph Blatter, FIFA president, proposed that new seat in the should be for a woman durong the 2011 Zurich Congress, in order to incorporate feminine soccer to the federation. The four candidates for that 4 years mandate are Moya Dodd (AFC), Lydia Nsekera (CAF), Sonia Bien-Aime (Concacaf) and Paula Kearns (OFC).
Lydia Nsekera is part of the Committee as a coopted member since 2012 FIFA Congress and she works in the Feminine soccer Commission.
Sonia Bien-Aime works as general secretary of the Caribbean federation and denounced Mohammed bin Hammam, ex candidate for FIFA’s presidency, who tried to bribe her with $40.000.
Moya Dodd was suggested by the Asian federation and Paula Kearns by the Oceania one.
Each federation had until January 31 to propose a candidate.