The Nation (Nigeria)

Infantino, Motsepe to grace Aisha Buhari Tourney


FIFA president Gianni Infantino is expected in Nigeria for the maiden edition of the Aisha Buhari Invitation­al Women’s Football Tournament , according to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

The tournament's organisers have confirmed that alongside Infantino, CAF President, Dr. Patrice Motsepe, FIFA General-secretary, Fatma Samoura, and other world football dignitarie­s would be at the six-nation tournament in Lagos in September.

The tournament, to be organised in honour of Nigeria's First Lady, Her Excellency, Aisha Buhari will have in attendance hosts, Nigeria, Cameroun, Ghana, South Africa, Mali and Morocco.

The Director of Organisati­on, Aisha Falode said the presence of the football bigwigs at the august occasion will attest to their high regard the for the First Lady.

“Their acceptance to personally attend the football fiesta is in line with the football body’s programmes of growth, commercial­isation, marketing and rebranding of the women football which of late have seen issues affecting the game receiving global attention at every forum," Falode, the foremost broadcast journalist and Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) chairperso­n, said. “FIFA and CAF are deeply involved with various programmes on empowermen­t, leadership and governance among the women folks.

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