FIFA president Gianni Infantino who is in Tanzania for official assignment thanked President John Magufuli for showing an intent to meet him.
The FIFA president who arrived in the country earlier today was scheduled to meet President Magufuli, but the meeting was canceled because the President had to attend a summit of East African Community Heads of State in Kampala, Uganda.
Infantino was expected to attend the Executive Football Summit (EFS) that were to be held in Dar es Salaam on Thursday.
The Minister of Information, Culture, Art and Sports Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe explained that President Magufuli wished to meet Infantino but unfortunately, he is attending heads of states summit in Uganda.
“Our president Magufuli wished to meet with you but failed due to Summit meeting in Uganda, he wanted to meet with you personally,’’ he said.
Infantino told Mwakyembe that he is happy and thanked President Magufuli to allow the FIFA meeting to be held in his country.