Tuesday, July 12

FIFA President Gianni Infantino to visit Nigeria July 24th

Fifa president Gianni Infantino will meet senior football association leaders from across Africa on a two-day working visit to Nigeria in July. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said on Monday Infantino will arrive in Abuja on 24 July and will meet "a legion of African FA presidents".

Infantino, elected in February this year, will be accompanied by new Fifa secretary-general Fatma Samoura. NFF president Amaju Pinnick met Infantino for talks in Paris on Sunday.

"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 said on the NFF website.

The statement said the Fifa officials will meet Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari and hold a meeting "with a legion of African FA presidents, who are expected in Nigeria" at the same time.

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