Infantino gave the insight when the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, took him on a tour.
The proposals were outlined by FIFA’s head of Global Football Development, former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
She made the call while receiving the President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino at the State House on Thursday 16th September 2021.
With 1492.37 points, the Nigerian side retained her 34th position globally and fifth in Africa.
While receiving the FIFA delegation led by its president, Gianni Infantino, and the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, at the State House, President Buhari called on the top echelon of football’s world governing body to see Nigeria as one of its greatest assets when it comes to the development of football.
During the visit to the State House, the Nigerian president was presented with a number 10 jersey and a football.
Apart from FIFA boss, Gianni Infantino and CAF supremo, Patrice Motsepe, today’s opening glamour will be witnessed by Governor Sanwo-Olu, Mrs Sanwo-Olu, Sports Minister Sunday Dare, NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, members of the diplomatic corps, top officials of the Lagos State government, board members of the NFF, captains of industry and leading stakeholders of the game in Nigeria.
The Moroccan delegation will touch down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport around 6am on Monday, 13th September 2021.
In a letter dated 8th September 2021 and signed by Gordon Savic, Head of Qualifiers and International Matches, the world body noted it has sanctioned the 15th – 21st September showpiece that holds at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena and Agege Stadium in the City of Lagos, and featuring hosts Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Morocco and South Africa’s ‘A’ Women teams.
“We defer to FIFA in this regard, so Ahmed Musa has 98 caps. If he features, as expected, in the home-and-away matches against Central African Republic in October, he will clock the tally of 100 and the celebrations will follow in full flow,” NFF’s Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, said on Wednesday.
The match was called off amid extraordinary scenes as officials, believed to be from Brazil’s health authority, stormed on to the pitch
The match at Sao Paulo’s Neo Quimica Arena on Sunday was halted when Brazilian health officials ran onto the pitch seven minutes after kick-off, triggering a melee involving team officials and players from both sides.
There were 21 players on board, following the departure of UK-based players who returned to base following the unchanged stance of UK authorities concerning protocols and guidelines that must be observed by anyone returning to the country after visiting a country on their COVID-19 red label, of which Cape Verde is one. Defence bulwark Olaoluwa Aina also left.
England players, Raheem Sterling and Jude Bellingham, were targeted by monkey chants by home supporters during the game in Budapest, which England won 4-0.
A News Agency of Nigeria correspondent who visited the stadium reported that groundsmen and other support staff were seen putting necessary final touches to the facility.
The three-time African champions tango with the Lone Star of Liberia at the Teslim Balogun Stadium from 5pm on Friday in one of the Day 1 clashes, with the Eagles flying out of Lagos to the island of Mindelo to take on the Blue Sharks of Cape Verde in a Day 2 fixture on Tuesday, 7th September.
The match, a Match Day 1 fixture in the qualifying competition, is scheduled for the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos.
Former FIFA president Blatter, 85, is being investigated over a two million Swiss franc ($2.2 million, 1.85 million euro) payment in 2011 to Platini, who was then in charge of European football’s governing body UEFA.
President of the NFF and FIFA Council Member, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, who met with the children of the departed former football boss in Warri on Saturday, also disclosed that a number of former NFF Presidents have accepted the invitation to attend the burial rites of their fallen colleague.
Pinnick is also a Member of both the Emergency Committee and Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football.