Nigeria's FIFA Council member Amaju Pinnick and WAFU B President Kurt E.S.Okraku of Ghana met CAF President Patrice Motsepe on arrival in Lagos on Wednesday for the Aisha Buhari Invitational Women's Football Tournament.
The two regional football leaders were at the Murtala International Airport to meet the South African billionaire when he arrived in the country ahead of the start of the competition this afternoon at the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium in Lagos.
Pinnick, who is also the President of the Nigeria Football Federation was joined by the WAFU B chief Okraku, who is also the Ghana FA boss, met the special guest for the opening ceremony for the inaugural women's tournament.
Several football leaders across Africa are also attending the competition meant to honour the First Lady of Nigeria, Hajia Aisha Buhari and the arrival of the leader of Africa's football governing body Motsepe will add some gravitas to the competition.
The tournament, which was held to honour the Nigerian First Lady Her Excellency Aisha Buhari, will include the hosts , Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Mali and Morocco.
The tournament is meant to be an annual event to give the top women's national teams of Africa the chance of playing against each in the offseason to keep them active.
The First Lady of Lagos State, Dr (Mrs) Ibironke S. Sanwo-Olu, has already acknowledged the outstanding work done by the LOC and its accomplishments of bringing the President of the Africa's governing football institution, the FIFA Secretary General Madam Fatma Samoura and other notable stars of world football to the ceremony of opening.
She said she was personally thrilled at the new look of the Mobolaji Johnson Arena and commended the LOC for its goals and vision established for the tournament supported by the first lady of the Federal Republic, Dr (Mrs) Aisha Buhari.