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Sarai Bareman is a New Zealand born former footballer, who represented Samoa. She is the current Chief Women's Football Officer for FIFA. She attended Massey High School in West Auckland [1].

Sarai Bareman
New Zealand
OccupationChief Women's Soccer Officer


As a player, Bareman represented the Samoa women's national football team.[2] She was the finance officer for the Samoan women's team,[3] and from 2011 and 2014, she worked as the team's CEO.[2][4] In 2014, Bareman became the Operation Manager for the Oceania Football Confederation.[4] In 2016, Bareman was the only women on the FIFA Reform Committee. Bareman supported increasing the number of women in FIFA leadership roles.[2][5] Later in the year, she was appointed as FIFA's first Chief Women's Football Officer.[4][2][5] In 2018, Bareman conducted the draw for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.[6]


  1. ^ "Sarai Bareman: The Kiwi-Samoan running world football". 11 February 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d "Kiwi Sarai Bareman appointed Fifa's first chief women's football officer". 12 October 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Football: Trailblazer mixes with game's elite at Fifa". The New Zealand Herald. 13 August 2017. Retrieved 24 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "OFC appoints Sarai Bareman as Operations Manager". Oceania Football Confederation. 4 August 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Sarai Bareman to be named FIFA's first Chief Women's Soccer Officer". Sports Illustrated. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  6. ^ "FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup: Nigeria In Tough Group". The Eagle. 8 March 2018. Retrieved 24 December 2018.