On his 46th birthday, Gianni Infantino made his first visit as FIFA President to a Member Association.
His debut destination was South Sudan, FIFA's newest Member Association.

After meeting the Head of State, President Salva Kiir Mayardit, he inaugurated the new South Sudan FA headquarters with the President of country’s FA Chabour Goc. The inauguration was particularly poignant as the building was constructed thanks to the FIFA Goal Programme.

Later in the day, the FIFA President attended the CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between South Sudan and Benin, which the visitors won 2-1.

Following his time in South Sudan, President Infantino will continue his three-day trip to Africa with visits to Ethiopia, Djibouti and Gabon.