FIFA President lauds Buhari for commitment to Sports development and infrastructure

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President of the world football governing body(FIFA), Gianni  Infantino has applauded the President Muhammadu Buhari  administration for its commitment to the development of football and sporting infrastructure in Nigeria.

The FIFA President who is in the country for the ongoing Aisha Buhari Cup, led a delegation from FIFA to visit President Buhari at the State House in Abuja after attending the opening ceremony of the competition on Wednesday.

Speaking during the visit to President Buhari at the State House, Infantino said,

“Nigeria has shown serious commitment to football by providing funding and creating a conducive environment for the development and growth of the game.”

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“This is commendable and really encouraging. The football family speaks only one language and we are one big happy family,” he added.

The FIFA President was then led on a brief inspection tour of the newly regrassed Moshood Abiola National Stadium Abuja where Infantino could not hide his joy as he spoke to newsmen.

“FIFA appreciates this kind of investment and looks forward to giving its backing to have the stadium host some big games and competitions to bring life to the heartbeat of the stadium,” Infantino said.

We, as FIFA, are excited to be in a country where the Government, the Minister and the Football Federation are working with private investors like Alhaji Aliko Dangote who is investing in football.

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“This is not just about Nigeria or African football, but global football. This Stadium(Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja) is a wonderful edifice. It is an investment, not just for football but in the youth of this wonderful country.”

“FIFA appreciates this kind of investment and looks forward to giving its backing to have the stadium host some big games and competitions to bring life to the heartbeat of the stadium,” Infantino said.

 

 

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