-Sanusi, Green Off To Cairo For CAF Seminar
President of world football –governing body, FIFA, Gianni Infantino is set to visit Lagos later in July on a two-day
Infantino on Sunday, July 10 met with president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick in Paris, France
where he confirmed the visit as reported by the official website of the NFF on Monday.
According to Pinnick, the FIFA president will meet with Governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode during his visit on the
second day of his visit.
Infantino who will be accompanied by his Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, will hold a meeting with African FA
Presidents and also attend an evening session with Corporate Nigeria in Lagos.
The FIFA president will attend the finals of the NFF/ZENITH Bank Future Eagles Championship before attending a welcome
dinner organised by the League Management Company (LMC).
Before visiting Lagos, the FIFA president will first pay a courtesy call to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock
Meanwhile Chairman of the NFF Technical and Development Committee, Barrister Chris Green and the General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, are in Cairo for a two –day seminar for the confederation’s match commissioners.
The duo departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Monday aboard an Egypt Air flight for the seminar
scheduled for Tuesday, 12th July and Wednesday, 13th July at the CAF headquarters, 6th October City, Egypt.
Sanusi has already been appointed by the Confederation of African Football as match commissioner for the 2017 Africa U20
Cup of Nations qualifier between Ghana and Senegal, scheduled for Accra on 23rd July 2016.
The NFF scribe will work with Togolese officials, including referee Kouassi Attisso Attiogbe, assistant referees Cherif
Mollah Banna and Adam Moukaila Biyao, and reserve referee Kokou Ognankotan Ntale.
It is the same weekend that the Nigeria U20, Flying Eagles, will host Sudan in their final qualifying round return leg
match at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. The reigning African champions came from a goal down to defeat their hosts
2-1 in Omdurman in Sunday’s first leg, and returned to Nigeria on Monday.