New FIFA President Gianni Infantino to visit Nigeria in June

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has, on Sunday (yesterday), announced that President of Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino, will visit the country in June.



In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday by the soccer body’s Assistant Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, it said that the visit was a fall-out of NFF President, Amaju Pinnick’s recent meeting with Infantino in Mexico.



The statement said that during the visit, the Infantino would meet Pres. 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 said.



It added that Infantino believed that Nigeria was 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 programmes and that is why he is coming to watch the NFF/ZENITH Bank Championship finals,” the NFF said.


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