Gianni Infantino’s Visit To Nigeria: Day 2

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino spent his second day in Nigeria, meeting President Muhammadu Buhari and visiting the new headquarters of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

Infantino arrived Abuja on Sunday, July 25 on a two day visit with Secretary General of FIFA, Ms Fatma Samoura, executive assistants Mattias Grafstrom and Veron Mosengo-Omba.

They spent their first day in Nigeria at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel for a meeting with NFF president, Amaju Pinnick and other visiting FA presidents from other African countries at a cocktail dinner.

On the second day, the FIFA president and Samoura met with the leadership of the Nigerian National Assembly.

Bukola Saraki and Gianni Infantino

Gianni Infantino is pictured here with FIFA president, Bukola Saraki

Infantino and his team made a short trip to see works going on at the new headquarters of the NFF -which will be ready before the end of the year- along with the leadership of Nigerian football house.

Gianni Infantino and Fatma Samoura

Infantino then had a meeting with President Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.

Amaju Pinnick, Gianni Infantino and Muhammadu Buhari

The FIFA President also attended an U-13 Exhibition match At the National Stadium, Abuja which he kicked off.

After a short media parley, Infantino and Samoura attended a dinner organized by the League Management Company (LMC) in honor of the FIFA president.

Amaju Pinnick and Gianni Infantino

Amaju Pinnick and Gianni Infantino at the short media parley

Solomon Dalung and Gianni Infantino

Gianni Infantino at the dinner organized by the LMC

At the dinner, Infantino received a traditional outfit his support of football development in Africa and also unveiled former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo as the Ambassador of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).


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By Sydney Chesterfield on July 26, 2016 · Posted in Sports, Trends

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