The world’s most powerful football leader, Gianni Infantino, makes a historic visit to Zimbabwe today!

The Swiss lawyer will celebrate ZIFA president Philip Chiyangwa’s birthday and ascendancy to the COSAFA throne.

Infantino, who also marks one-year in office this weekend, will headline an array of football dignitaries and high-profile business people from not less than 54 African countries for Chiyangwa’s big bash.

Chairman of the organising committee, Chamu Chiwanza, confirmed that Infantino, who is the guest of honour at the party this evening, will arrive today from South Africa.

The birthday bash will also be attended by FIFA secretary general Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura apart from other distinguished delegates who should include 24 heads of football federations from the continent and businesspeople among them Mamelodi Sundowns owner Patrice Motsepe.

President of the Madagascar Football Federation, Ahmad Ahmad, who has declared his candidature for the CAF presidency at next month’s elections, is also expected to be among the guests.