FIFA President To Visit Four African Countries

The president of World football governing body (FIFA), Sepp Blatter, will on Wednesday begin a six-day trip to Africa that will take him to Mauritania, Guinea, Botswana and South Africa.

He would be expected to round off the tour by gracing the finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament, official sources told PANA on Tuesday in Paris.

In Mauritania where he is due to spend two days, Blatter will hold talks with the chairman of the Mauritanian football federation, Ahmed Ould Yahya, on various areas of cooperation.

He will inaugurate the new head office and technical centre of the federation and two synthetic parks.

The FIFA boss and his delegation will then travel to the Guinean capital, Conakry, to inspect work on the new headquarters of the Guinean football federation.

Blatter will also inspect the technical centre at Nongo, where a synthetic park will be laid under the framework of the FIFA Goal project.

The visit to Botswana will be marked by talks with the Botswana minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Shaw Kgathi and the chairman of the national football federation, Tebogo Sebego.

Blatter will inaugurate the technical centre of Lekidi and launch the laying of an artificial field at the site.

In South Africa, the last leg of the tour, Blatter will on Feb. 10, attend the finals of the 2013 AFCON. (PANA/NAN)