International Football - The president of the world football governing body (FIFA), Joseph Sepp Blatter, will on Wednesday begin a six-day trip to Africa that will take him to Mauritania, Guinea, Botswana and South Africa, where he will attend the finals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament, official sources told PANA on Tuesday in Paris.
In Mauritania where he is due to spend two days, Mr Blatter will hold talks with the chairman of the Mauritanian football federation, Ahmed Ould Yahya, on various areas of cooperation and inaugurate the new head office and technical center of the federation and two synthetic park.
The FIFA boss and his delegation will then travel to the Guinean capital, Conakry, to inspect work on the new headquarters of the Guinean football federation, as well as the technical center of Nongo, where a synthetic park will be laid under the framework of the Goal project.
The visit to Botswana will be marked by talks with the Botswana minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Shaw Kgathi and the chairman of the national football federation, Tebogo Sebego.
Mr Blatter will inaugurate the technical center of Lekidi and launch the laying of an artificial field at the site.
In South Africa, last leg of tour, Mr Blatter will on 10 February attend the final of AFCON.