FIFA president to pay working visit to Nigeria next month

FIFA president Gianni Infantino will embark on an official visit to Nigeria next month, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said Monday.

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AFP / Alfredo Estrella FIFA's new president, Gianni Infantino, who was elected in February, wants to turn the page and put the focus back on football
AFP / Alfredo Estrella FIFA's new president, Gianni Infantino, who was elected in February, wants to turn the page and put the focus back on football

In a statement signed by NFF spokesman, Ademola Olajire, Infantino’s visit to the West African superpower was to seek the nation’s support to the new FIFA leadership’s drive to truly develop the game of football.

Gianni Infantino
Gianni Infantino
“Infantino believes that Nigeria is a big country and a massive football-playing nation that should help with the FIFA’s leadership plan,” the statement said.

During his visit to Nigeria, the FIFA boss will hold an interactive session with a horde of African FA Presidents who will also be in the country to receive him, the statement added.

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

Source: Xinhua

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