FIFA President Infantino, Museveni Discuss Football Development

FIFA president Giann Infantino on Friday evening started his 2 day visit to Uganda with a meeting with President Yoweri Museveni at State House in Entebbe.

Infantino was escorted by FUFA president Moses Magogo and other officials from the local football governing body.

At Entebbe, page Museveni told his visitor that it was an honor having him come to the East African country.

“I don’t watch football that much, drug I prefer athletics,” Museveni joked as he spoke to the World football governing body president.

“It is good for me because they run and finish quickly. I used to follow football up to 1970 then I went to do some other work.”

Infantino is the first Fifa President to visit Uganda
Infantino is the first Fifa President to visit Uganda

Museveni however asked his visitor for support to the Ugandan government in a bid to help in sports development in the country.

“I urge FIFA to support our government to improve and repair stadiums so as to nurture sports talents,”Museveni asked.

In response, Infantino applauded government for the sport needed in the development of the beautiful game of football in the country.


“We can do sports development together, “Infantino noted.


Infantino is the first FIFA President to visit Uganda since the inception of the world football governing body 118 years ago.

He will wind up his visit today.

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