South Sudan

Fifa president in S.Sudan for Afcon game


Fifa president Gianni Infantino travelled to Juba Wednesday morning to attend the African Nations qualifier match between South Sudan and Benin.

Benin national football team arrived in Juba on Monday, 21 March, ahead of the African Nations qualifier Cup due Gabon in 2017.

The match will be played this afternoon.

FIFA president is also expected to inaugurate the South Sudan Football Association building in Juba.

The 45-year-old was elected Fifa boss in February.

He succeeded fellow Swiss Sepp Blatter as president of world football’s governing body in February.

From Juba, Gianni will travel to Addis Ababa on invitation of the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF).

During his stay in Ethiopia, he will hold discussion with heads of EFF.

The President will also visit the Federation’s office, Ethiopian youth academy and FIFA GOAL Ambo project.

President of EFF, Junedin Basha, said the visit will further consolidate the existing good relations between Ethiopia and FIFA.

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