Infantino, Motsepe and others to attend opening ceremony of Aisha Buhari Cup

Published on: 15 September 2021

The presidents of the world soccer governing body, FIFA, Gianni Infantino, and the Confederation of African Football, CAF, Dr Patrice Motsepe and others will attend the opening ceremony of the inaugural Aisha Buhari Invitatonal Tournament in Lagos.

Nigeria, along with five other nations, Morocco, South Africa, Mali, Cameroon, and Ghana will compete in a week-long competition that has now become a FIFA approved tournament.

Nigeria and Mali will battle off in the first game at the renovated Mobolaji Johnson Arena, formerly known as the Onikan Stadium.

All of the teams competing in the competition have arrived, with South Africa's Banyana Banyana landing on Monday evening following a six-hour trip from Johannesburg on South African Airways.

Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Africa's top billionaire industrialist and philanthropist, will lead Corporate Nigeria giants to a dinner honoring Infantino and Motsepe on Wednesday night at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Victoria Island.

Ghana’s Black Queens have been drawn in Group B with Cameroon and South Africa.