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New FIFA President, Infantino To Visit Nigeria Next Month

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[caption id="attachment_8319" align="alignnone" width="690"]Image Credit: Getty ImagesGianni Infantino, FIFA President [/caption]

FIFA president Gianni Infantino will visit Nigeria in June, the Nigeria Football Federation announced on Sunday.

According to the statement issued by the NFF’s Assistant Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, the historic visit was the outcome of a meeting between NFF President, Amaju Pinnick and Infantino in Mexico.

The statement added that the FIFA president would also visit President Muhammadu Buhari before attending the final of the NFF/ZENITH Bank Future Eagles Championship.

“He will also have an evening with Corporate Nigeria and as well as have an interactive session with a horde of African FA Presidents who will also be in Nigeria to receive him,’’ it said.

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“He is excited about our various capacity–building and youth development programs and that is why he is coming to watch the NFF/ZENITH Bank Championship finals,’’ the statement added.

Pinnick added, “The FIFA president says Nigeria is a big country and a massive footballing nation that should help with the new FIFA leadership’s drive to truly develop the game. He is excited about our various capacity –building and youth development programmes and that is why he is coming to watch the NFF/Zenith Bank Championship final.”

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Since taking office in February, Infantino has visited South Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Gabon.