Earlier today FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Secretary General Fatma Samoura, Development Director for Africa and the Caribbean regions Véron Mosengo-Omba and members of the FIFA administration travelled to Banjul, The Gambia to meet with Gambia Football Federation (GFA) staff and its President Kaba Bajo Lamin.
They received a warm and rousing welcome from a group of traditional Gambian dancers who performed a special “Diola” dance in honour of the visit. The first official stop on the delegation’s whistle stop tour of The Gambia was the official headquarters of the GFA in the capital of Banjul where Gianni Infantino met with many enthusiastic staff, whom he commended on their commitment to furthering the development of football in the country.
A tour of the national Technical and Training Centre followed, before a visit to the Football Hotel. Completely renovated and furnished thanks to funding from the FIFA Forward programme, the Moroccan U-23 national team and their management were the latest occupants enjoying ten-days of pre-match training. The team was happily surprised to be greeted by the FIFA President and excitedly took the opportunity to get selfies and pictures with him. A meeting with various football stakeholders took place before a press conference with members of the local and national media, concluded the visit.