Saudi Arabia’s Football Federation (SAFF) Appointed Women to the Board for the First Time in History
For the first time in history, Saudi Arabia’s Football Federation (SAFF) appointed women to the board on Wednesday. The Federation also named a new president. These two women are Adwa al-Arifi and Reham Al-Onaizan and the new president is Qusay bin Abdulaziz al-Fawaz. Today, the Saudi authorities said al-Fawaz was the sole candidate who met all conditions for a post left empty after Adel Ezzat resigned on August 19 to run for the presidency of the Asian Football Confederation.
Al-Arifi was appointed in February as “the first woman committee member” in the history of SAFF. She was part of a seven-member corporate social responsibility committee and holds a degree in business administration.
Al-Onaizan was corporate performance and initiative management Senior Manager at the (Saudi) General Entertainment Authority’.
Qusay al-Fawaz is close to the head of Saudi Arabia’s general authority for sports head Turki Al-Sheikh — who in turn is close to the kingdom’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who has been making social and economic reforms.