Fifa President Gianni Infantino, has commended Nigeria’s Super Eagles, Coach Gernot Rohr, the backroom staff, officials and Nigerian football fans for their efforts at the just-concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.
This was contained in a letter addressed to NFF President Amaju Pinnick on Thursday, in which the Fifa boss stated: “I would like to express our most sincere appreciation to your National Team for participating in this 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup.
“The 2018 FIFA World Cup was an unforgettable celebration of football and a major factor in this was the participation of the Super Eagles, their sixth FIFA World Cup appearance.
“I personally was very happy and proud to be able to attend in your presence two of your National Team matches, against Croatia and Iceland. Please pass on my compliments to all those who have contributed to this campaign, the players, the head coach Gernot Rohr but also the technical and medical team and, of course, the fans.
“Such achievement is no doubt based on hard work, professionalism and attention to detail, as well as passion and love of the game. All this augurs well for a very promising future and will undoubtedly pave the way for future success.”
Ifnantino has maintained close ties with Nigeria since emerging Fifa boss in 2016 and he recently intervened to end the leadership crisis at the NFF.