FIFA President, Infantino Confirms Visit To Nigeria

FIFA President, Mr Gianni Infantino and the Secretary General, Ms Fatma Samoura will arrive Nigeria on July 24, 2016, on a 2–day working visit.


The President of the world football governing body confirmed the trip following a meeting with NFF President, Amaju Pinnick in Paris, France on Sunday.

At the one-hour meeting involving Infantino, Samoura and Pinnick on Sunday, Nigeria’s Minister of Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung spoke with the FIFA boss and expressed Nigeria’s readiness to welcome the FIFA team.

“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

During the 2–day visit, Infantino and Samoura will pay a courtesy call on President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa and also meet with Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode before watching the finals of the NFF/ZENITH Bank Future Eagles Championship.

They will also hold meeting with African FA presidents who are expected in Nigeria to join the NFF to receive the FIFA President and attend an evening session with corporate organisations in Lagos.

The Italian-Swiss, who was elected FIFA President at an extraordinary general assembly in Zurich on February 26, 2016 while Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura was appointed FIFA Secretary General at the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City on May 12.