Published:  12:40 AM, 13 October 2019

FIFA President to arrive in Dhaka on Wednesday

FIFA President to arrive in Dhaka on Wednesday Bangladesh Football Federation President Kazi Md Salahuddin speaks during a press meet at BFF house in Motijheel on Saturday. -BFF

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is all set to reach in Dhaka on Wednesday evening on a one-day visit responding to the invitation of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF).

A five-member FIFA delegation, led by Infantino, will come to Bangladesh after their Mongolia visit. The members of FIFA delegation are: Deputy Secr-etary General (Football) of FIFA Mattias Grafstrom, Chief of Communications Onofre Costa, Director of Member Associations Asia and Oceania Sanjeevan Balasingam, President's Office Manager Federico Raviglione.  

"It's a goodwill trip," BFF President Kazi Md Salahuddin told the media at BFF house in Motijheel on Saturday, adding that they are not expecting anything from the FIFA boss. "He (Infantino) has thorough knowledge about Bangladesh football," he added. BFF Vice-President Kazi Nabil Ahmed MP said, "Infantino will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday morning before attending several programmes."

Infantino will be the third FIFA President to visit Bangladesh after Sepp Blatter and Joao Havelange. The president of football's world governing body will leave Dhaka for Laos on Thursday.

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