Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) President Gianni Infantino has confirmed a two day working visit to Uganda at the invitation of Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA ) President Eng. Moses Magogo.
‘I am very pleased to confirm my visit. I will be arriving in Entebbe on 25th February 2017. I have no doubt that this visit will help us to lay foundations for further cooperation and to share our personal visions for the continued development of our sport in your country’ read the confirmation letter to FUFA President and signed by FIFA President
‘We are glad that the FIFA President Mr. Gianni Infantino will be our guest next week. It is good news for Ugandan football and a big sign that the future of the sport is becoming brighter and brighter each passing day. We believe the visit will bear fruits. The programme for the visit will be released at an appropriate time’ said FUFA Communications Manager Ahmed Hussein while confirming the two days visit of 25th and 26th February, 2017.
Infantino who was elected to office in 2016, has embarked on meeting all FIFA Member Associations around the globe to share ideas on football development projects.
‘Football needs such contacts for the sport to grow. Ugandan football will not be the same after his visit. It is a great moment in Ugandan football’ said FUFA President who is in Doha for the FIFA Executive football Summit
Infantino had his first official visit to Africa in Gabon in March 2016 after his election to the helm of football’s world governing body. He has also been to Nigeria and South Sudan.
The FIFA President will first grace the world football governing body’s executive summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, on February 21 and 23, and then fly to Harare, Zimbabwe to grace the COSAFA Presidency celebrations organized by ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa before heading to Kigali later in the evening of February 24, 2017.