Burundi’s Nsekera set for IOC membership

THE Burundi FA boss Lydia Nsekera (pic)  is leading six candidates who will be elected as members of the International Olympic Committee.
Lydia Nsekera
Lydia Nsekera

THE Burundi FA boss Lydia Nsekera  is leading six candidates who will be elected as members of the International Olympic Committee.

Nsekera is the only woman in the world, who is currently the head of a national football association. She was elected president of the Burundi Football Association in 2004.

The 42-year-old is widely credited for having helped root out corruption in the sport in Burundi and earlier this year she was awarded the IOC’s 2009 Women and Sports Award.

A former high jumper and basketball player, Nsekera became the world’s second female to head a national football federation after Liberia’s Lizette Wesley Sombo.

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