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Message of unity, peace and solidarity in Mali visit

Mali has the potential to shine in Africa and also at a world level and FIFA is here to support where needed

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) President Gianni Infantino spoke of the importance of football in fostering unity, peace and solidarity during a visit to Bamako, the capital of the Republic of Mali, where he held meetings with the head of state, Bah N’Daw, the Minister of Youth & Sports, Mossa Ag Attaher, and…

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Schools football progress tops Benin agenda

Benin and FIFA continue to work together on FIFA’s Football for Schools initiative, which promotes safe and healthy lifestyles for young people

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) President Gianni Infantino has met with the President of the Republic of Benin, Patrice Talon, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports, Oswald Homeky, and the President of the Beninese Football Association (FEBEFOOT President), Mathurin de Chacus, to discuss the ongoing development of football in the country, together…

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FIFA President's African visits continue

The FIFA President also had the opportunity to meet CAF presidential candidate Jacques Anouma

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) President Gianni Infantino concluded his visit to Morocco by thanking his highness, King Mohammed VI, the Moroccan government and Moroccan Football Association (FRMF) for their commitment and continuous support for the development of football in the country and beyond. “I would like to thank everyone who has accompanied…

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Women’s football progress highlighted in Morocco meetings

The FIFA President also highlighted both the country and the FMRF’s initiatives to get more girls and women involved in football

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) President Gianni Infantino has spoken of the need for football to strengthen its cooperation across the African continent, and has shown his support for the promotion of women’s football locally, following discussions with Moroccan Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, and the President of the…

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Support for Sudan discussed in landmark visit

The visit provided an opportunity for the FIFA President and his delegation to revisit the strong football history of Sudan

Additional investment and commitment for further support were some of the key messages delivered by FIFA (www.FIFA.com) President Gianni Infantino on his visit to Khartoum, the Sudanese capital. The FIFA President notably met with the Chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, with the Minister of Youth and…

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FIFA President stresses African unity at Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) Assembly

The FIFA President highlighted that African football should look to prepare to optimum levels for the 2026 FIFA World Cup

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) President Gianni Infantino stressed the importance of unity among member associations, regional organisations and continental confederations in his address to the Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) Annual General Assembly in Johannesburg, South Africa, prior to attending a meeting with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in Cape…

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African schools football competition to kick off in DR Congo

Through football, you can teach respect for adversaries and rules, learning how to play as a team, how to win and lose

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) and the African Union have agreed to launch a schools football competition following a meeting in Kinshasa between FIFA President Gianni Infantino and the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Félix Tshisekedi, who is also the current Chairperson of the African Union (AU). The two presidents,…

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Brazzaville’s FIFA Regional Development Office inaugurated

Following the official ceremony, FIFA President met with the FIFA team working at the regional office

Another FIFA (www.FIFA.com) Regional Development Office, on this occasion in Brazzaville, the capital city of the Republic of the Congo, has been inaugurated, furthering FIFA’s commitment to support its member associations on the ground in the delivery of infrastructure, competitions, development and education projects. The trip to Brazzaville also included…

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FIFA Regional Development Office inaugurated in Kigali

In 2017, FIFA took the decision to establish FIFA Regional Development Offices around the world in order to better serve its member associations

The long-term development of football in east Africa received a substantial boost with the inauguration of a new FIFA (www.FIFA.com) Regional Development Office in Kigali, Rwanda, following a signature and opening ceremony that included FIFA President Gianni Infantino, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation from Rwanda, Vincent Biruta,…

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Football development highlighted in visit to the Central African Republic

For the first-time ever, a team representing the Central African Republic qualified for a continental competition as they are competing in the 2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations

A meeting with President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, a national honour from the Central African Republic, and a presentation of a ground-breaking project involving the Central African Republic Football Association (RCA), the French Football Federation (FFF) and FIFA (www.FIFA.com), highlighted FIFA President Gianni Infantino's first-ever visit to Bangui. The Renaissance Palace provided…