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Football world governing president, Giovanni Vincenzo Infantino has visited Ghana on his African tour where he conferred with President Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House in Accra.
The president in welcoming the FIFA president expressed awareness about the reforms he was pursuing adding he hopes the changes will make football to thrive.
“Reforms you have initiated in global football has our full support,” President Akufo-Addo stressed.
He urged that the reforms be reflective in Africa to enable vibrancy adding many football folks in the country were delighted with his visit.
According to Akufo-Addo, he was an “unrepentant Real Madrid supporter” since his young years although he was a fabulous Kumasi Asante Kotoko fan as well.
Infantino has pledged expanding the number of teams who feature in the World Cup increasing Africa’s representation from 5 to at least 9 countries.
Some view his visit as a way of handing out goodies to African football stakeholders to shore up support for when the time comes for his reelection bid. Sports journalists, Ghana Football Association (GFA) folks and team owners were keen to interact with him.
He has since flown out of the country.