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Gianni Infantino re-elected as FIFA President

The 69th FIFA Congress in Paris, France by acclamation, confirmed Giovanni Vincenzo “Gianni” Infantino as the president of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) for another four years on Wednesday, 5th June 2019.

All the 211 member associations in unison voted the Swiss – Italian as unopposed.

Infantino, the 9th president in the history of the organization will serve his second term as the President until 2023.

He was first elected at an Extraordinary Congress in February 2016.

The FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo led the Ugandan top brass delegation in the congress that also had the first vice president Justus Mugisha and the CEO, Edgar Watson.

L-R: First Vice President Justus Mugisha, FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo and CEO Edgar Watson in Paris, France at the FIFA Congress

‘In just over three years, this organization went from being toxic, almost criminal, to being what it should be: an institution that develops football. This new FIFA has a mission and a plan for it, which is why the next four years have, in fact, already started: we have laid solid building blocks for the future.’ Gianni Infantino remarked.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino is congratulated by the FUFA First Vice President Justus Mugisha
The FIFA President Gianni Infantino is congratulated by the FUFA CEO, Edgar Watson in Paris

Meanwhile, the supreme legislative body of FIFA approved the Activity report and financial statements for 2018, as well as the detailed budget for 2020, which includes USD 810 million allocated to investments in football.

The 70th FIFA Congress will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in May 2020.

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