Senior consultants from the world football’s governing body, FIFA, are scheduled to visit the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) on April 12 to discuss on issues concerning professionalism in the Ethiopian Premier League (EPL).
The FIFA consultants will also meet with Ethiopian premier clubs officials to share experiences regarding current world premier league competitions aiming to make EPL self-governed.
This visit comes after the recent official visit of the newly-elected president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino. During his visit, Infantino met with a delegation of the Ethiopian Football Federation led by Juneydi Basha, its president.
The Swiss-Italian president made his first visit to the African continent and football development was the main topic on the agenda. Infantino also paid a visit to the headquarters of the EFF, a FIFA Goal project, as well as the Ethiopian Youth Sports Academy.
Before his departure, Infantino met with the Minister of Youth and Sports, Redwan Hussein, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tedros Adhanom (PhD) with whom he held discussions regarding the development of football. The FIFA president also promised to increase the number of African World Cup participants from five to seven. Infantino also said that the number of the national teams in the world cup would increase to 40.
The FIFA consultant will expect to finish their visiting on Thursday after them discussion with Ethiopian premier league club officials.