Fifa president Gianni Infantino and the secretary general Fatma Samoura
will be in Nigeria on July 24, 2016, the Nigeria Football Federation has
The football administrator who was elected Fifa
president in February confirmed the visit following a meeting with NFF
President Amaju Pinnick in Paris 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 told thenff.com.
The visit is an endorsement of Pinnick’s
NFF-led administration as against Chris Giwa’s that is embroiled in a
dispute over the running of Nigeria’s football governing body.
the visit, Infantino and Samoura will pay a courtesy call on President
Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, hold meeting with a host of African FA
presidents who are expected in Nigeria to join the NFF to receive the
Fifa topshots and attend an evening session with corporate Nigeria in
The duo will also meet with Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of
Lagos State before watching the finals of the NFF/ZENITH Bank Future