President of the world’s football governing body, FIFA, Mr. Gianni Infantino and the Secretary General, Ms Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura will arrive the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, in a fortnight on a two – day working visit to Nigeria is has been confirmed.
Mr. Gianni Infantino, who was elected FIFA President at an extraordinary general assembly in Zurich, confirmed the trip following a meeting with NFF President, Amaju Pinnick in Paris, France on Sunday.
“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 via thenff.com.
During the two -day visit, the Swiss - Italian and the secretary general will pay a courtesy call on the Nigerian president at the Presidential Villa in a meeting with a legion of African FA presidents who are expected in the country to join the NFF to receive their guests and attend an evening session with Corporate Nigeria in Lagos.The pair will also meet with Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode before watching the finals of the NFF / Zenith Bank Future Eagles Championship. A welcome dinner put together by the League Management Company which will be attended by members of the diplomatic corps is also on the cards.