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Wednesday, October 26, 2016
FIFA President Infantino Visits Ethiopia and Djibouti

FIFA President Infantino Visits Ethiopia and Djibouti


Football development was the main topic on the agenda. This morning, the FIFA President had the opportunity to visit the headquarters of the Association, a FIFA Goal project, as well as the Ethiopian Youth Sports Academy, a technical centre for young female and male players.‎ Before departing the country, he had meetings with Ethiopia’s Sports Minister Redwan Hussein and Foreign Affairs Minister Tedros Adhanom.

The FIFA delegation then went to the neighbouring country of Djibouti, where the programme included a meeting with Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed and a visit of the Djibouti FA Headquarters – another FIFA Goal project. President Infantino then attended his second 2017 AFCON qualifiers game in as many days, with Liberia defeating hosts Djibouti 1-0.

The FIFA President will conclude his three-day trip to Africa on Friday with a visit to Gabon, hosts of the next edition of the CAF African Cup of Nations which will be played in 2017.