Future of football in Africa is bright – Infantino

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino meets Uganda President Yoweri Museveni
Gianni Infantino, is the first seating FIFA President to visit Uganda. President Yoweri Museveni met Infantino at State House, Entebbe. COURTESY PHOTO.

President of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Gianni Infantino has said the future of football in the African continent is bright because of the abundant talent.

“Africa has the talent and passion for the game of football and this is a very big advantage. I have decided to make Africa a big priority since I came to office and I started by appointing an African woman as the FIFA secretary General in Fatma Samoura,” said Infantino during a breakfast meeting with football different stakeholders at Serena Hotel on Saturday morning.

Among the Uganda football sponsoring companies that were represented included Nile Breweries Limited, Airtel Uganda, Bidco, National Insurance Corporation and Eco Bank. National coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic together with his technical team also attended.

Infantino who made exactly one year today since being elected FIFA President last year said he will not just speak but be a leader of action.

He also thanked Uganda for hosting him and Moses Magogo and the Uganda FA for the good work they are doing.

Fufa President Magogo thanked Infantino for finally making the visit to Uganda and the speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga for always being available to help football.

The 46-year old world football boss started his mission in South Africa where he attended a Fifa executive summit before heading to Zimbabwe on Thursday where he was the chief guest to grace the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) Presidency celebrations organized by the newly elected president Philip Chiyangwa

After arriving on Friday he met President of the Republic of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at the State House and also met Fufa delegates and chairmen of Super Division Clubs at Hotel Africana. He later watched an U-17 game between KCCA FC and Lweza FC before heading to Rubaga for the breaking ceremony of the Kadiba project (sports training facility).

– Uganda Radio Network