Pinnick hails Samoura’s appointment

Written by Anulika Menanya.

Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, has praised the appointment of Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura as FIFA Secretary General.

Pinnick alongside the NFF 2ndVice President and chairman League Management Company, LMC, Shehu Dikko met with Samoura in Abuja on Thursday

“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. 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,” NFF President Pinnick added.

Samoura was appointed into the position at last week’s 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City.

The 54 year old is the first woman to hold the position in FIFA’s 112 –year history.

Both Pinnick and Dikko delivered to Mrs Samoura a special message from the FIFA President, who will visit Nigeria next month.


Aisha JM