By Barrie Alpha
Presidents of the Federation International Football Association (FIFA) and Confederation of African Football (CAF), Gianna Infantino and Dr Patrice Motsepe would visit Sierra Leone today.
FIFA is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland while CAF is based in Egypt.
The personalities’ visit was made possible through a request by the Sierra Leone Football Association President, Isha Johansen.
Dr. Patrice Motsepe, CAF President
Upon accepting the invitation, President Infantino remarked that: “It will be a unique opportunity to share our vision of football and the ways to further develop our game in your country and promote its values.”
The visit was the first in history of Sierra Leone and thus a landmark event.
It is also feather on cap of government and SLFA to have such personalities in the country.
The two football giants hoped to meet with the President of Sierra Leone, Brigadier Julius Maada Bio.
An interaction session with the Sierra Leone Football Federation Family is also expected.
A cross-section of Sierra Leoneans who spoke to this press expressed joy as they hope that football would be restored in the country through the visit.