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FIFA PRESIDENT, GIANNI INFANTINO VISITS NIGERIA
The current President, of the world’s football governing body (FIFA), Mr. Gianni Infantino, was received in Abuja to a cocktail evening, a day after the Flying Eagles crashed out of qualifying for the 2017 Under-20 CAF African Cup, set to hold in Zambia, which as a result will see the junior Eagles absent at the U-20 world cup as well.
The cocktail ceremony was held on the evening of Sunday, the 24th of July, 2016, at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) President is in Nigeria for a 2 day visit, organised by the League Management Committee (LMC) and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Notable personalities present at the history making event were the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adeshina, who represented the President of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) at the event, the newly appointed FIFA Secretary General, Mrs. Fatima Samoura, the Nigerian Minister for Youth and Sports Development, Barrister. Solomon Dalung, the NFF President, Mr. Amaju Kelvin Pinnick, the Team Nigeria UK CEO, Mr. David Doherty, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Sports, Senator. Solomon Ogba, the Secretary General of NFF, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi and Former Super Eagles Defensive Player, Chikelue Iloanusi amongst others, including various football administrators and FIFA Executive Delegates from across the world.
This would be on record that the current FIFA President is visiting Nigeria for the very first time since assuming office as the head honcho of the world’s football governing body.
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