Gianni Infantino, the President of the world football governing body, FIFA, will take part in the forthcoming FIFA Executive Football Summit to be held in Lagos on February 20-22.
This has been confirmed by the Nigeria Football Federation boss Amaju Pinnick in an address to a section of press yesterday.
“Gianni Infantino will be in Nigeria on Monday for the FIFA Executive Summit which will be a three-day event and this will bring all international media down to Nigeria,” Pinnick said.
Representative of 25 associations are scheduled attend the meeting that will be held at Eko Hotel and Suites, where they will talk on shaping world football with discussions to focus on the FIFA Forward programme as well as youth and women’s competitions.
CAF President , Ahmad Ahmad is among those expected to attended the meeting together with FIFA General Secretary, Fatima Samba Samoura, President of the Dutch FA, Michael Van Praag and Slavisa Ikokezia, who is current President of Serbia Federation.
Twelve presidents from African nation six from Caribbean are scheduled to report on their experiences and country-specific issues and bring themselves up to date on the global game in the summit that will provides all of the delegates with an opportunity to share their knowledge and coordinate next steps.
The series of summits was launched in Paris in November 2016 by Infantino, who made it clear that the beautiful game can only develop successfully if FIFA cooperates closely and communicates regularly with its 211 member association.