Senior Sports Reporter
WORLD football governing body Fifa’s security division has embarked on a massive recruitment of female security officers and has asked member associations to invite potential and experienced female candidates to submit applications.
The recruitment drive is part of Fifa’s moves to deliver safe and secure football events across the globe.
In a circular sent to all member associations, Fifa acting deputy general secretary Marco Villiger said during World Cup qualification matches or final competitions, the assistance and support provided by the security division can range from reviewing national security concepts or operational security plans to conducting inspection visits.
“These assignments may consist of a four-day mission when appointed for qualification matches or up to one month for one of Fifa’s final competitions and as such, to continuously improve the level of service that can be offered to member associations and local organising committees,
Fifa’s security division is looking to enlarge and enhance its pool of trained Fifa security officers by identifying, recruiting and deploying female security officers,” said Villiger.