Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Amaju Melvin Pinnick has received a special letter of congratulation from world soccer governing body, FIFA, boss, Gianni Infantino over his recent elevation in the continental body.
Infantino specially congratulated Pinnick in a personal letter to formally celebrate the NFF president’s ascension to the position of first vice-president of Confederation of African Football (CAF), thereby becoming the second most important personality in the body.
Pinnick, who is also vice-president of Africa’s Zone West B and member of the organizing committee for FIFA Competitions, was nominated for the exalted position during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where he commissioned six matches.
In his letter dated 3 August 2018, Infantino wrote: “Allow me to extend to you my warmest congratulations on your recent election as CAF 1st Vice President.
“I have no doubt that your considerable experience, combined with your management and sports knowledge and your human qualities, will help you to overcome all future challenges in your new position in the service of the African football community.
“I am convinced that, as CAF 1st Vice President, you will be able to bring your outstanding contribution to CAF and FIFA.
“Most importantly to the development of our beautiful game, which we both love so much.
“I look forward to continuing to work with you and seeing you soon to congratulate you in person>”