FIFA Executive Football Summit Meeting To Be Held In Lagos

FIFA Executive Football Summit Meeting To Be Held In Lagos
FIFA Executive Football Summit Meeting To Be Held In Lagos

FIFA Executive Football Summit Meeting To Be Held In Lagos

World football governing body Fifa has selected Lagos, Nigeria as one of the venues for its Executive Football Summit meeting, the Nigeria Football Federation has confirmed.

This comes as Nigeria enjoys greater prominence in world football since Gianni Infantino became Fifa president.

Making the announcement, NFF President Amaju Pinnick said the recognition is a marker of Nigeria’s reckoning in the beautiful game.

“Nigeria has been selected as a Member Association to host one of the 12 FIFA Executive Football Summit meetings happening between November 2017 and March 2018, as part of FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s vision of ‘bringing FIFA back to football and football back to FIFA’,” Pinnick said.

Pinnick added that the Glass House selected Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island as the venue and hotel accommodation for the big event slated for 20th February 2018 due to its world class facilities.

“This is a very important event on the FIFA calendar. That Nigeria is deemed good enough to be among the 12 countries to host the FIFA Executive Football Summit meetings is no mean feat. It is another marker of our global acceptability, visibility and reckoning.

“The NFF opted for Eko Hotels and Suites because FIFA officials are familiar with that facility and its services. It hosted FIFA teams during the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship and the 2009 FIFA U17 World Cup. Also important is the fact that the hotel has a new facility named The Signature, and which is of 5-Star quality and rating.

“The entire project, including the expenses of all the participants, such as their accommodation, feeding and transportation and all other logistics having to do with the programme, will be bankrolled by FIFA.”

Punch reports that a Fifa official was in Lagos during the week to inspect accommodation and other facilities listed for the event.

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