President of football’s world governing body, FIFA, Mr. Gianni Infantino and the Secretary General, Ms Fatma Samba Samoura will arrive in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja on Sunday for a two-day working visit.
The duo will be received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by NFF President Amaju Pinnick, members of the NFF Board and Management, and a host of other prominent figures in Nigerian football.
They will be hosted to a welcome cocktail at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja later on Sunday.
On Monday, Mr. Infantino and Ms Samoura, led by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Barr. Solomon Dalung and NFF President Pinnick will pay a courtesy call on His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa. A number of FA presidents from other African countries, who are expected in Nigeria to join the NFF in welcoming the FIFA chieftains, will also be at the Villa.
Also on Monday, Infantino and Samoura are scheduled to be guests at an U13 exhibition football match at the National Stadium, before attending a corporate dinner with a legion of Nigeria’s political heavyweights and captains of industry at the Transcorp Hilton.
The FIFA President will fly back to Switzerland on Monday night, while the Secretary General will depart Nigeria on Tuesday.
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.