Nigeria To Host World And African Football Leaders Next Week

By Ikenga Chronicles February 14, 2018

Nigeria To Host World And African Football Leaders Next Week

Nigeria will play host to world football governing body, FIFA for the FIFA Executive Football Summit.

The summit which is expected to have the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino and his CAF counterpart, Ahmad Ahmad in attendance will take place in Lagos from February 20 to 22.

Disclosing this development, the Nigeria Football Federation(NFF) president, Amaju Pinnick expressed the country’s readiness to host the event and hopes the summit helps strengthen Nigeria’s relationship with other football federations.

“Gianni Infantino will be in Nigeria on Monday [next week] for the FIFA Executive Summit which will be a three-day event and this will bring all international media down to Nigeria,” Pinnick said.

Also expected to be in attendance include: FIFA General Secretary, Fatima Samba Samoura, President of the Dutch FA, Michael Van Praag, Slavisa Ikokezia, President of Serbia federation as well as six presidents from the Caribbean nations.

About 12 African countries are also expected to feature at the event.

A total of 25 national football federation presidents are expected to be in attendance at the summit.