FIFA President, Mr Gianni Infantino, on Thursday, revealed how Nigeria can be made a destination for FIFA competitions and top Grade A football matches.
The boss of FIFA gave an insight into the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja when he was invited by Sunday Dare, the minister of youth and sports development for Nigeria.
Hosting grade A matches Infantino who was visibly satisfied with the re-pitch at the stage, said well-kept stadiums with good pitches.
He said FIFA was prepared to develop the game more closely with Nigeria and host the country’s A-quality matches.
“We (FIFA) have to make sure when a country, when a government with the President, the minister and private persons are investing in football, in stadiums, we work with them to give something back.
“It’s obvious that stadiums like this [Moshood Abiola stadium] and others in Nigeria deserve the best quality games.
“They deserve top national team games, top club games and it’s not just about Nigerian football or African football, it’s about global football.
“We are working together to see what kind of new opportunities, competitions we can bring for men and women to fill this stadium and make the heart of the stadium beat for the fantastic spectacle that all Nigerians love, which is football,” he said.
Earlier, the minister said the Federal Government will continue to invest in sports development and facilities.
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