"I love you, president"

Fatma Samoura is stepping down as FIFA's General Secretary. There is no reason to regret that. There is no reason to celebrate Samoura for anything. The woman from Senegal is a princely paid mascot of FIFA dictator Gianni Infantino. She has always covered up for his dirty dealings.

Fatma Samoura, outgoing General Secretary, FIFA Deity Gianni Infantino. (Photo: FIFA/Twitter)
Fatma Samoura, outgoing general gecretary, FIFA Deity Gianni Infantino. (Photo: FIFA/Twitter)

Four weeks before the start of the Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, FIFA announced the departure of long-time general secretary Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura. The 60-year-old Senegalese, socialised professionally in the United Nations empire, will leave FIFA at the end of this year. The timing of this separation is suboptimal, of course. At first glance, the matter seems clear: another woman cast out by the machos in the football business.

But there is no scandal behind it. Samoura was simply the wrong woman in the wrong place. When she became active, she didn't act any differently than Gianni Infantino and all the other guys at the top of FIFA.

At most, the signing of Samoura in 2016 and her performance since then had scandal potential.