NFF Pays Tribute To Pele


President of The Nigeria Football Federation, Ibrahim Gusau described the impact of football icon, Pele as “ineffable”.

Pele died in his native town of Sao Paulo in Brazil, where he had been bed ridden due to multiple organ failure and would be buried today (Tuesday).

“I have read so many condolence messages and tributes to the man since he left us, but the truth is that Pele’s contributions to the game of football are ineffable,” Gusau said.

“He did so many things to raise the profile and scale of the game and each and everyone of us can only say a little of what he did.

“I remember that he came to Nigeria five times and identified strongly with black people all over the world. He was a universal figure yet he remained humble, likeable and approachable.

“With his skill and talent, he took the game of football to a totally different level, captivated global audiences and gave joy to billions. May his soul rest in peace.”


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