Fifa President, Gianni Infantino wrote a letter of appreciation to the president of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, to express delight about “a host of unforgettable memories” during his recent two –day visit to the country.
Infantino, 46, who visited Nigeria alongside Fifa general secretary, Fatma Samoura, said he was delighted with the many “cordial friendships” and “warm welcome” he received during the working visit, Vanguard writes.
“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,” the Fifa boss wrote.
“In just two days, we enjoyed so many memorable moments, culminating in the meeting with your head of state, President Muhammadu Buhari, and the visit of your headquarters and technical centre.”
He said he had great memories of the U13 exhibition match at the mainbowl of the National Stadium Abuja, and “the evenings we shared together with the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, the members of the diplomatic corps present, the football community and the Nigerian corporates.
“Finally, let me congratulate you on your engagement in developing football in Nigeria and all projects realized, 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.”
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