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Nigeria Football Federation Officials Meet New FIFA Secretary General



Officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) met with newly appointed FIFA general secretary Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura in Abuja.


Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick and 2nd vice-president Shehu Dikko were at a breakfast meeting with Samoura in Abuja on Thursday.

Samoura from Senegal was appointed into the position at last week’s 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City. The 54–year old is the first–ever woman to hold the position in FIFA’s 112 –year history.

“We are very much delighted at your appointment. You are not only the first woman in this very important post but you are also the first African,” said Pinnick.

“We are very proud of you and what you have achieved with the United Nations to deserve this position.

“By your appointment, the FIFA President Gianni Infantino has shown his hand at the kind of organization he wants to run: a dynamic, efficient and people–friendly institution that will fulfill his motto of ‘bringing football back to FIFA and FIFA back to football’.”

The FIFA president is due to visit Nigeria next month.

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