Addis Ababa to Host FIFA Summit in 2017


Ethiopia has continued to derive a lot of interest from the football community, quickly becoming a preferred destination for African football body – the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and world’s football governing body FIFA.

Addis Ababa has been chosen as the only African city and one of the six venues to host 11 FIFA Executive Football Summits around the world between November 2016 and March 2017.

Following the launch in Paris, two summits will take place in Singapore (6-8 December), two in Miami (17-18 January), two in Doha (14-16 February), and two in Addis Ababa (21-23 February).

Ethiopia Football Federation president Juneidi Basha also confirmed the new development posted on the FIFA portal.

“As a country and federation we are indeed honored to be the choice for the FIFA summit next year; that confirms the confidence the World governing body has shown to Ethiopia,” Juneidi told supersport.com.

Ethiopia has been hailed for its football infrastructure development throughout the continent.

Source: Walta
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