11 July 2016
FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, is scheduled to visit Nigeria this month, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said on Monday.
It said that Infantino would come to Nigeria in company of the football global body’s Secretary-General, Ms Fatma Samoura, on a two-day working visit.
Infantino was elected as president at a FIFA extra-ordinary General Assembly in Zurich on February 26, following the unceremonious removal of former president, Sepp Blatter,
Ms. Samoura, a Senegalese was appointed as Secretary-General at the 66th Congress in Mexico City on May 12.
With her election, she became the first woman in FIFA’s history to hold the position.
NFF said in the statement that “the FIFA President and Secretary-General will arrive in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on July 24 on a two-day working visit to Nigeria.”
During the visit, Infantino and Samoura will visit President Muhammadu Buhari and Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State before watching the final of the NFF/ZENITH Bank Future Eagles Championship.”