President of football’s world governing body, FIFA, Gianni Infantino and the Secretary General, Fatma Samba Samoura, are currently in Nigeria on a two–day working visit.
The FIFA officials were received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja by the President of the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick, members of the NFF Board and some football club owners in the country.
The visit is aimed at renewing FIFA’s commitment towards developing football in Africa and promoting corporate support for the sport in Nigeria.
About 20 football federation presidents from Africa are in Nigeria for this event and will be meeting with the FIFA President and Secretary General later on Sunday.
The FIFA president and the Secretary-General are expected to pay a courtesy visit to President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, led by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung and NFF President Pinnick, at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa.
He will leave Nigeria on Monday after meeting with personalities of corporate Nigeria and potential sponsors of football.