Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki Meets FIFA President

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President Isaias Meets FIFA President

Asmara, 23 February 2018 – President Isaias Afwerki today met and held talks with FIFA President Gianni Infantino at Denden Hall.

President Isaias during the meeting called on FIFA to keep-up the reformation programs it has already started and praised President Infantino’s visit to Eritrea as enhanced relations are means to better achievements.

Mr. Gianni Infatino on his part noted Eritrea’s long history and great potential in football and underlined FIFA’s readiness to contribute to the growth of the sport in Eritrea and endorse mutual partnership. Mr. Infantino also met with the Commissioner of Culture and Sports, Mr. Zemede Tekle, and held talks on issues of interest to the growth of Eritrean football.

During his one-day visit, Mr. Gianni Infatino visited the grass-roots training at the Asmara Stadium, the new office building for the National Football Federation of Eritrea and toured the art-deco buildings of Asmara that have been put at the UNESCO world heritage list.