sepp blatter.jpgFIFA President, Sepp Blatter is scheduled to arrive in the country on Monday for a visit that will see him assessing FIFA Goal Project 2.

The world soccer governing body chief will also take time to watch the COSAFA Women’s Championship encounter pitting Zimbabwe and Malawi on Monday afternoon.

Blatter gave written assurance of the visit in an official correspondence to Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) President, Cuthbert Dube on Wednesday morning.

Dube said the landmark visit by the FIFA boss, who is expected in the country on Monday morning, is a positive development that is set to see domestic football benefitting in a big way.

“Mr Blatter has given written assurance that he will come to Zimbabwe on Monday, which is good news indeed. He will assess the Goal Project 2, which is the ZIFA Village among other things. His visit is significant in many ways as it will guarantee an increase in the money FIFA is disbursing to Zimbabwe before the start of Goal Project 3,” Dube said.

Sepp Blatter should have visited Zimbabwe in the past, notably before the staging of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa last year but the trip failed to materialise.

His visit this time around is however assured after a written confirmation from the FIFA chief.

Blatter will watch the Mighty Warriors-Malawi match at Rufaro Stadium on Monday afternoon before departing for South Africa early on Tuesday morning.