Blatter Tells Pinnick: Nigeria Is A Very Important Country In World Football

The world football governing body supremo has saluted the new NFF board drive and hopes president-elect Buhari continues to encourage Nigeria football
Sepp Blatter has revealed that Nigeria is a very important country in world football for always striving to qualify for all Fifa organized competitions.
Blatter disclosed this to Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick during a meeting on Monday at the Fifa headquarter in Zurich which was in line with NFF administration’s vision of constantly bonding with the world body, and also to seek more Fifa projects for the country.
He commended the passion and drive of the new NFF body revealing his delight with their new thinking and dynamism.
“First and foremost, let me commend you for the efforts that Nigeria make 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.”
The Swiss also saluted outgoing Nigeria leader, President Goodluck Jonathan for his immense contributions to the growth of Nigeria football, while tasking president-elect Muhammadu Buhari to do better.
“We commend the outgoing President Jonathan for his achievements in the football sector and for encouraging the Football Federation,” he continued.
“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 Nigeria football generally,” he concluded while assuring that Fifa will always be there to support the Nigeria football.
Pinnick will hold a meeting with Greg Dyke, Chairman of The Football Association in London on Tuesday.