FIFA President To Visit Nigeria

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced the coming of President of Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, to Nigeria in June.

In statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by NFF’s Assistant Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, says the visit is a fall-out of NFF President, Amaju Pinnick’s recent meeting with Infantino in Mexico.

According to the statement, during his visit, the FIFA president will visit President Muhammadu Buhari and also attend the final of the NFF/ZENITH Bank Future Eagles Championship.

“He will also have an evening with Corporate Nigeria and as well as have an interactive session with a horde of African FA Presidents who will also be in Nigeria to receive him,’’ it states.

The statement adds that Infantino believes Nigeria is a big country and a massive football-playing nation that should help with “the new FIFA leadership’s drive to truly develop the game’’.

“He is excited about our various capacity–building and youth development programs and that is why he is coming to watch the NFF/ZENITH Bank Championship finals,’’ it states.

Infantino assumed office as head of world’s football governing body after winning election at an extraordinary general congress in Zurich on Feb. 26, 2016.

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