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FIFA President, Infantino, Samoura to visit Nigeria July 24

By Editor
12 July 2016   |   12:13 am
World football governing body, FIFA’s President, Mr. Gianni Infantino and the federation’s Secretary General, Ms. Fatma Samoura, will arrive in Nigeria on July 24 on a two–day working visit...
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World football governing body, FIFA’s President, Mr. Gianni Infantino and the federation’s Secretary General, Ms. Fatma Samoura, will arrive in Nigeria on July 24 on a two–day working visit, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed.

The Italian-Swiss, who was elected FIFA president at an extraordinary general assembly in Zurich on February 26, 2016, 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, July 24 on a two –day working visit to Nigeria,” Pinnick told thenff.com.

During the two–day visit, Infantino and Samoura will pay a courtesy call on President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, meet with a host of African FA presidents, who are expected in the country to join the NFF to receive the FIFA top shots and attend an evening session with Corporate Nigeria in 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. A welcome dinner put together by the League Management Company and also attended by members of the diplomatic corps is on the cards.