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Blatter Tasks Buhari On Football Development

Posted: May 5, 2015 at 3:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)
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FIFA President, Sepp Blatter, has tasked President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on the need to support the efforts of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in its drive to develop the game.

Blatter, who made the call during his meeting with the NFF President, Amaju Pinnick, on Monday in Zurich, urged Buhari to continue the good work that President Goodluk Jonathan started.

The meeting is part of NFF administration’s vision of constantly bonding with FIFA, and also to seek more of its projects for the country. Blatter commended the passion and drive of the new NFF body, revealing his delight with its new thinking and dynamism.

The FIFA boss, who emphasised the importance of Nigeria in world football, because the country is always striving to qualify for all FIFA organised competitions, commended Jonathan for his immense contribution to the growth of Nigerian football, especially his support for the NFF.

“First and foremost, let me commend you for the efforts that Nigeria makes each time to participate in all FIFA competitions, and for qualifying for most of those competitions.  Nigeria is a very important country in world football,” said Blatter on the NFF website.

“I have followed with keen interest the innovation that your new team is bringing to Nigeria football with so much passion and conviction, and your new direction points to a very ambitious Federation.

“We commend outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan for his achievements in the football sector and for encouraging the Football Federation.

“The incoming President Buhari is also a passionate follower of the game of football, and we believe he will continue to encourage the NFF’s giant strides and Nigerian football generally,” he noted, while assuring that FIFA will always be there to support Nigerian football.

Pinnick will hold a meeting with Greg Dyke, Chairman of The Football Association in London on Tuesday.