Kagame meets FIFA’s Gianni Infantino

By IGIHE
On 20 February 2021 at 08:52

President Paul Kagame has met with the president of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), Giovanni Vincenzo ‘Gianni’ Infantino who came to Rwanda for the inauguration of FIFA Regional Development Office.

Kagame met with Gianni Infantino yesterday evening as reveals the Twitter handle of Presidency Office.

Gianni Infantino gifted Kagame a soccer ball, and jersey carrying hi names.

The Minister of Sports, Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju was also present as Kagame met with Ifantino.

Before meeting with President Kagame, Infantino was joined by Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Vincent Biruta and Sports Minister to inaugurate FIFA Regional Development Office in Rwanda.

The office is headquartered in Nyarugenge district, Kigali city in the building of I&M Bank.

The Regional Development Office will oversee football activities in Eastern Africa countries.

Similar offices are headquartered in Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, Johannesburg in South Africa and another one in Ethiopia which has been moved to Rwanda.

FIFA president, Gianni Infantino has revealed that setting up the office in Kigali is inspired by Rwanda’s ambitions to promote football and other development projects and expressed optimism that the office will help regional countries.


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