Infantino Speaks of ‘Unforgettable Memories’ from Nigeria Visit

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FIFA President, Mr. Gianni Infantino, has written to the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, to express delight about “a host of unforgettable memories” during the recent two-day visit of himself and Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, to Nigeria.

In a letter personally addressed to Pinnick, the world’s number one football administrator wrote: “The FIFA delegation has now returned to Zurich with a host of unforgettable memories and having made many cordial new friendships. On behalf of the entire FIFA delegation, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for affording us such warm welcome. We all will keep wonderful memories of it forever in our hearts.

“In just two days, we enjoyed so many memorable moments, culminating in the meeting with your head of state, H. E. President Muhammadu Buhari, and the visit to your headquarters and technical centre.”

The FIFA President also recalled the Under-13 football match at the main-bowl of the National Stadium in Abuja and “the evenings we shared together with the Honourable Minister of Sports, Barr. Solomon Dalung, the members of the diplomatic corps present, the football community and the Nigeria corporates.

“Finally, let me congratulate you on your engagement in developing football in Nigeria and all projects realised, creating a solid base for a positive future. Wishing you full success in the coming matches in Brazil at the men’s Olympic Football Tournament,” concludes Infantino’s letter.