Bestine Kazadi was on Wednesday elected the first woman president of DR Congo football giant AS Vita Club.
A lawyer by profession, the Belgian-born polled 38 votes against her closest challenger Diomi Ndongala, who managed six votes less.
She succeeds General Amisi “Tango” Fort, who stepped down after a thirteen-year reign.
Prior to her election, Bestine was unknown to many in the football circles, but her late dad Kazadi Tshishishi was a former board chairman of Vita Club.
She is a practicing lawyer and owns a law firm in Kinshasa.
Bestine is also an advisor to the DR Congo president Fèlix Tshisekedi.
She has promised to buy the Black Dolphins a plane and build them a stadium.
Vita Club presently use Martyrs’ Stadium, Kinshasa as their home ground.