AFC Vice-President and the continent’s candidate for the FIFA female executive member position, Ms. Moya Dodd has thanked all the members for her nomination and expressed hope that the elected female member will work for the development of women’s football throughout the world.
Ms. Dodd will be up against Lydia Nsekera (CAF) and Sonia Bien-Aime (CONCACAF) in Friday’s elections. The mandate for the elected candidate will be for a period of four years.
“For the first time in 109 years a woman will be elected to the FIFA Executive Committee. Thank you very much for your faith in nominating me as AFC’s candidate for this important role. It is quite a moment in history,” Ms. Dodd told the AFC delegates.
“I would expect that whoever is elected on Friday will have a special interest and passion for women’s football and the development of women in football. To me this is a huge opportunity for the whole game. To open football to its other half and to grow and enrich the game for everyone. Anything is possible in football.”
AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khailfa said all the Asian Member Associations will fully support Ms. Dodd’s candidature and hoped that other confederations will also support her on Friday.
“Our best wishes are with her and I am sure, if elected, she will give a big boost to women’s football in the world.”
(AFC Press Release)