Rwanda: FIFA President ends visit to Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Gianni Infantino, the FIFA President, on Sunday concluded a two-day visit to Rwanda after paying tribute to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

During his meeting with the press late Saturday, Infantino pointed out that Rwanda was now an example in meeting infrastructure to bid for hosting the FIFA Congress in 2020.

In addition, the top FIFA official had words of praise towards current sports infrastructure in Rwanda, while referring to something that had called his attention.

During the visit, Infantino also commissioned a three-star hotel in Kigali, which is under construction, and is part of the FIFA development programme aimed at helping developing countries to establish facilities for football.

He said the hotel, which is part of the FIFA development programme, will boost the growth of the game as well as create long-lasting and sustainable income generation activities. 

FIFA will finance 65 per cent of the total cost of the hotel while an additional financial support will be raised from other local banking partners. 

Infantion also laid a foundation stone for the construction of FERWAFA Village Phase 1 in Kigali.

The FERWAFA Village, whose construction works are expected to take 18 months, is estimated to cost Rwf3.85 billion. 

The facility, according to the football body, will have a hotel, a gymnasium and mini-pitches for volleyball, basketball and football. 
-0- PANA TWA/VAO 26Feb2017

26 february 2017 16:42:53

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