Report: FIFA President Infantino to arrive Nigeria next week

Report: FIFA President Infantino to arrive Nigeria next week

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino will arrive the country next week for the FIFA Executive Football Summit holding between February 20 and 22 at the Eko Hotels in Lagos.

In a chat with AIT, NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, said the country is ready to host the event and hopes the summit helps strengthen Nigeria’s relationship with other football federations.

“Gianni Infantino will be in Nigeria on Monday (next week) for the FIFA Executive Summit which will be a three-day event and this will bring all international media down to Nigeria,” Pinnick hinted.


According to Thisday, those expected to be in attendance include; CAF President, Ahmad, FIFA General Secretary, Fatima Samba Samoura, President of the Dutch FA, Michael Van Praag, Slavisa Ikokezia, President of Serbia federation as well as six presidents from the Caribbean nations.

A total of 25 presidents are expected to be in attendance at the summit with Pinnick also positing that the entire event will be funded by FIFA and will also boost the country’s economy.

This will be the second time in less than four months that Infantino will be visiting Nigeria, a clear indication that the country is gradually taking her rightful place in world football.

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