The FIFA President, Gianni Infantino was in Nigeria yesterday, he came to witness the opening football match of the Aisha Buhari Female Football Tournament in Lagos. Gianni was able to meet with the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, the FIFA President gave President Buhari a Blue Jersey with his name boldly written on it.
While many of us were glued to our television screens watching the UEFA Champions League games on Wednesday, Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) president, Gianni Infantino was already in Nigeria. Many will expect him to travel to Belgium to give moral support to Paris Saint-Germain who played out a sloppy 1-1 draw with Club Brugge, but the football number one citizen chose Nigeria instead.
Spokesperson of All Progressive Congress (APC), Lagos State chapter, Joe Igbokwe, has taken to his official Facebook handle to react after the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino presented a blue jersey to the President, Muhammad Buhari, with his name boldly written on it.
The Maiden Edition of the Aisha Buhari Cup kicked off on Wednesday at the Onikan stadium, Lagos. The Super Falcons of Nigeria defeated Mali 2-0 in the opening game of the competition, courtesy of Gift Monday’s late second-half brace. Here are three big personalities who came to watch the game and were present at the opening ceremony.
Issa Hayatou is a 75-year-old Cameroonian retired professional athlete and sports executive. Issa was made the acting FIFA president from 8 October 2015 to 26 February 2016, following the banning of the previous FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, from every activity related to football six years ago as a part of the FIFA's 2015 corruption investigation.
The Aisha Buhari’s Cup has finally kicked off as the Super Falcons of Nigeria won their first opening match against the ‘Les Anglonnes’ of Mali. Two goals from Monday Gift in the second half was enough to secure a famous victory for Team Nigeria. However, the Aisha Buhari’s Cup is being held in Lagos as 6 African female national teams are all participating in the tournament (Ghana, Cameroun, Mali, South Africa, Morocco and Nigeria are all participating).
Photo Credit To Google How Nigeria can host FIFA competitions – Infantino FIFA President, Mr Gianni Infantino, on Thursday, revealed how Nigeria can be made a destination for FIFA competitions and top Grade A football matches. The FIFA boss gave the insight in Abuja when Sunday Dare, Nigeria’s Minister of Youth and Sports Development, took him on a tour of the renovated main bowl of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.
President Muhammadu Buhari received the FIFA president,Gianni Infantino in Aso rock. The FIFA president came alongside CAF president, Dr Patrice Motsepe and the sports minister, Sunday Dare. It was a courtesy visit to the president. They made some presentations to him. He was given a jersey and a football.
The president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino with CAF president, Dr Patrice Motsepe arrived Nigeria in respect to Aisha Buhari's football Tournament which involves six nations on Wednesday. The FIFA President on his arrival kicked off the maiden edition of the Ashia Buhari football tournament which saw Super Falcons beating the Mali female team in Lagos.
President Muhammadu Buhari welcomed the President of Federation International Football Association (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, to the Presidential Villa in Abuja. During his visit to the Aso Rock, he presented the country's president with three gifts. These gifts include: 1. Number 10 Jersey
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari received FIFA President Gianni Infantino and the CAF President, Dr. Patrice Motsepe at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The FIFA President with the CAF President decided to pay a courtesy visit to Nigeria and President Muhammadu Buhari.
FIFA President Mr Gianni Infantino and his African counterpart, Dr Patrice Motsepe, paid a courtesy visit to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. ), on Thursday. During the visit to the State House, the Nigerian president was presented with variety 10 jersey and a football.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has lauded Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari for his role in the development of football in Africa and the world. Infantino made the remarks during a visit to the president at his palace in Abuja, following his visit to Nigeria to attend a women's football tournament hosted by First Lady Aisha Buhari.
The wife of the President of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerian girls to embrace football as a career path. She made the statement while receiving the President of FIFA, Mr Gianni Infantino at the State House on Thursday 16th September 2021. Aisha said the advantages of football spreads across the Coaches, Officials, and Administrators on the one side, family members and the society on the other.
The first Lady of Nigeria and wife to the president of Nigeria, Aisha Muhammadu Buhari made a call on Thursday 16th September 2021 admonishing young girls to take up football as a career path. The first Lady made the call while receiving the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino at the Presidential Villa on Thursday 16th September 2021.
Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has pushed Nigerian girls to pursue football as a vocation. On Thursday, September 16th, 2021, she made the call while receiving FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the State House. Coaches, authorities, and administrators, on the one hand, and family members and society, on the other, all profit from football, according to Mrs. Buhari.
Following his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari and the NFF Boss Amaju Pinnick, the President of the highest football governing body FIFA, in his words to the Nigerian President and Amaju Pinnick stated that he wants to see Nigeria lead the football world together with Africa. Further sharing his thoughts in his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari, Gianni Infantino also included in his words that Nigeria is a big footballing country and in that, can lead the football world together with fighters like Amaju Pinnick overseeing the affairs of the footballing body of the West African nation.
the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received the President of the Federation of International Football asFIFA, Gianni Infantino, at the State House in Abuja. The FIFA President came in the company the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, and Nigeria's Minister of Sports, Sunday Dare.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday urged the heads of world football's governing body FIFA to view Nigeria as a leader in its support and investment. The president also announced his government’s decision to use the football for girl’s development, motivating young people to have a rewarding career in football.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino presented a number 10 jersey and a football to President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja. President Buhari told him that since 2017 his administration had adopted football as a national asset. Mr Infantino is in the country for the six-nation Aisha Buhari Invitational Football Tournament.