President of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), Gianni Infantino and the Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, have confirmed a two-day working visit to Nigeria.
The two leaders of world football are expected in the west African nation on the 24th of July, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) told the federation’s website.
“The FIFA President and Secretary General will arrive in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Sunday, 24th July on a two –day working visit to Nigeria,” Pinnick said.
The FIFA President and Secretary General will arrive in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Sunday, 24th July on a two –day working visit to Nigeria.
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During the two –day visit, Infantino and Samoura will pay a courtesy call on President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa. They would also hold a meeting with a legion of African FA presidents who are expected in Nigeria to join the NFF to receive the FIFA top officials before attending an evening session with Corporate Nigeria in the commercial capital, Lagos.
The duo will also meet with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State before watching the finals of the NFF/ZENITH Bank Future Eagles Championship.
The Italian-Swiss Infantinno was elected FIFA President at an extraordinary general assembly in Zurich on 26th February 2016, replacing embattled president Sepp Blatter who was forced to step down following corruption allegations.
Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura, 54, was appointed FIFA Secretary General at the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City on 12thMay. The Senegalese, who has wide experience working with the United Nations in several countries, is the first –ever woman to hold the position in FIFA’s 112–year history.
Days after her appointment, Samoura welcomed Pinnick and NFF 2nd Vice President, Shehu Dikko, to a breakfast meeting at her UN office in Abuja