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GENERAL SECRETARY, NIGERIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION (NFF), DR MOHAMMED SANUSI (L); FIFA PRESIDENT, GIANNI INFANTINO (2ND-L); NFF PRESIDENT, FIFA SECRETARY-GENERAL, FATMA SAMUORA, AMAJU PINNICK AND OTHER NFF OFFICIALS AT THE NNAMDI AZIKIWE INTTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO WELCOME THE FIFA PRESIDENT IN ABUJA ON SUNDAY (24/7/16).

GENERAL SECRETARY, NIGERIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION (NFF), DR MOHAMMED SANUSI (L); FIFA PRESIDENT, GIANNI INFANTINO (2ND-L); NFF PRESIDENT, FIFA SECRETARY-GENERAL, FATMA SAMUORA, AMAJU PINNICK AND OTHER NFF OFFICIALS AT THE NNAMDI AZIKIWE INTTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO WELCOME THE FIFA PRESIDENT IN ABUJA ON SUNDAY (24/7/16).

FIFA President Gianni Infantino, accompanied by Secretary-General Fatma Samoura, on Sunday arrived in Abuja on a two-day visit.

The duo was received by the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, as well as several members of the Federation’s Executive Committee and management staff.

Infantino and Samoura were treated to a brief display by a cultural troupe on arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, before a session of photographs with the NFF members.

They were however unable to stay longer for any contact with others not within the NFF family as security was tight around them, with no opportunity to speak with the media.

NAN reports that Infantino is visiting only Abuja, according to the itinerary released by the NFF on Friday.

He will pay a courtesy call on President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa on Monday.

The FIFA President, as well as Samoura, will be led to the Villa by the Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, and Pinnick

Also on Monday, Infantino and Samoura are scheduled to be guests at an under-13 exhibition football match at the Abuja National Stadium.

They are to later attend a corporate dinner with a legion of Nigerian political heavyweights and captains of industry at the Transcorp Hilton.

The FIFA President will return to Switzerland on Monday night, while the Secretary General will depart Nigeria on Tuesday.

As at the time of filing this report, the duo are in a meeting with 17 Presidents of Football Associations Across Africa.

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Photo Credit: NFF | NAN PHOTO

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

6 Comments

  1. Missy J

    July 24, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    From anchoring Champion league draws to FIFA president. Life is but a pot of beans.
    I’ve always liked Infantino.

  2. Busola I

    July 24, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    Of what gain is this visit if not only to prop amaju pinnick’s ego. The money they’ll use to host him can be better employed in paying allowances of U20 players or better still contributing to the Rio Olympics Nigeria fund.

  3. Honestina

    July 24, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    it will take me sometime to delete Blatter as FIFA President from my memory. whenever I hear FIFA, he comes to mind

  4. Sammie

    July 25, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Why isn’t he allowed to speak to the press?

  5. survivor

    July 25, 2016 at 9:24 am

    later this clowns will say they don’t have funds for rio.. nagod no how much dem go spend for this one head.

  6. Anon

    July 25, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Mid riff – Ifeanyi Ubah and the Policeman next to him. Chuckles!

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