• We are not aware of leadership crisis in NFF – FIFA president

    We are not aware of leadership crisis in NFF – FIFA president

    Gianni Infantino, FIFA President has said there is no leadership crisis in the Nigeria Football Federation. Infantino said this was because the federation has a president, who was elected two years ago.

    Infantino stated this on Monday while answering questions from State House Correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    He said: “I don’t think there is leadership crisis in the Nigeria Football Federation. “There is an elected resident who was elected two years ago. “The situation […]

  • President Buhari receives FIFA President Gianni Infantino … See photos

    President Buhari receives FIFA President Gianni Infantino … See photos

    President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Secretary General Fatima Samoura and Youth Sports Minister Solomon

  • FIFA President Gianni Infantino arrives Nigeria … See video Clip/Photos

    FIFA President Gianni Infantino arrives Nigeria … See video Clip/Photos

    Mr Gianni Infantino, President of football’s world governing body (FIFA) and the Secretary General, Fatma Samoura arrived today in Abuja, Nigeria on a two day working visit. They were received at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, members of the NFF Board and some football club owners in the country. See more photos detailed below:

     

    FIFA President Infantino and Sec. Gen Fatma Samoura have just landed in Abuja, Nigeria. […]

  • FIFA President Gianni Infantino to visit Nigeria

    FIFA President Gianni Infantino to visit Nigeria

    FIFA president, Mr. Gianni Infantino, has confirmed he would visit Nigeria on a two-day working visit.

    The Italian-Swiss, who was elected FIFA President at an extraordinary general assembly in Zurich on 26th February 2016, confirmed the trip following a meeting with NFF President Amaju Pinnick in Paris, France on Sunday.

    Infantino and FIFA’s Secretary General, Ms Fatma Samoura, will arrive Nigeria in a fortnight.

    “The FIFA President and Secretary General will arrive in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Sunday, 24th July on […]

  • Why I appointed Fatma Samoura as FIFA secretary general – Infantino, FIFA President

    Why I appointed Fatma Samoura as FIFA secretary general – Infantino, FIFA President

    As football buffs around the world wonder the rationale behind FIFA’s appointment of Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura as the new secretary general of the world body, FIFA president Gianni Infantino has explained why the 54 year old Senegalese got the nod.

    Still subject to passing an eligibility check, Samoura who will replace acting secretary general Markus Katttner in mid-June, has worked for the United Nations since 1995, when she led UN humanitarian efforts in Chad and Nigeria.

    According to Infantino, “Fatma is […]