Saturday, 14 May 2016
FIFA President, Gianni Infantino plans to visit Nigeria
FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, has indicated interest in paying a visit to Nigeria very soon after a meeting with the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick.
Infantino held talks with Pinnick at the ongoing FIFA congress in Mexico on Friday.
The Chairman of the League Management Company (LMC), Mallam Shehu Dikko, disclosed this during a television programme on Friday.
Dikko said the FIFA supremo is happy with the development of soccer in Nigeria and most especially the partnership with La Liga.
“I want to let Nigerians know that the NFF President had a chat with Infantino during the ongoing FIFA Congress in Mexico and he praised the development of football in Nigeria and also commended the federation for attracting the La Liga to partner with our league,” Goal quoted the LMC chairman as saying during the TV programme.
“The FIFA president immediately told the NFF boss that he would like to come to Nigeria so that he can also see areas in which he could be of assistance to Nigerian football. He said he would come very soon.”