President for the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), Gianni Infantino has begun his tour of member countries on the African Continent today as he paid a courtesy call on Madagascar President His Excellency Andry Rajoelina.
The FIFA boss landed in Madagascar on Sunday and is expected to visit Angola, Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, and Mozambique when his first visit ends.
He was joined by CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, FIFA General Secretary Fatma Samoura, and Malagasy Football Association (FMF) President Raul Arizaka Rabekoto to pay a courtesy call on Andry Rajoelina at the state house in Antananarivo.
Among many other things discussed President Rajoelina revealed plans of his government to construct 32 stadiums and renovate the iconic Mahamasina stadium as part of measures to developing the sport in the country.
The Madagascar leader shared, “The construction of 32 stadiums and the renovation of the Mahamasina stadium will give the Malagasy people throughout the world a big sense of pride”.
On his part, Gianni Infantino praised the President while giving him thumbs up for having an interest in developing football in Madagascar.