FIFA PRESIDENT VISITS 2 CARIBBEAN NATIONS
Written by IrieJam Radio on April 4, 2017
The president of FIFA is scheduled to visit Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago next week.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino – who was elected in February 2016, is slate to make his first ever trip to Guyana next Sunday April 9.
Infantino’s visit follows a recent visit by CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani, and comes on the heels of a 2-day tour by FIFA’s Director for Africa and the Caribbean, Veron Mosengo-Omba.
President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), Wayne Forde, said FIFA and CONCACAF have expressed their support and encouragement for the work of the GFF, and called it an honor to host Infantino so soon after him taking office.
Following Guyana, Infantino will visit Trinidad & Tobago on April 10 & 11.
This will be Infantino’s first official to the twin island as president of the world leading football organization, who made a brief stop in T&T while campaign during FIFA presidential elections.
Trinidad & Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president, David John-Williams – who last met with Infantino this past January, at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, said the 2 leaders will continue discussions on developing local football.
Since Gianni Infantino became president of FIFA, members associations have each been allotted more than US$1,000,000 annually to invest in local football programs.