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Nigeria football needs unity to excel-Infantino



FIFA President, Gianni Infantino says Nigerian football can be great again if all stakeholders embrace peace and unity.

Speaking on Monday at a reception with the leadership of the National Assembly, Infantino described Nigeria as ‘a great country in a great continent.’

“I was impressed coming from the airport on Sunday and seeing so many kids playing football on both sides of the road. That shows Nigerians not only love football, they live football. There is great passion and great tradition, but there is need for unity and stability.

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“I was elected on pledges of reforms, transparency and to develop the game. I am happy that Ms Samoura accepted to be Secretary General and the Executive Council endorsed her, because her choice said something for inclusion, gender equality, diversity and the future that we promise.”
NFF President Amaju Pinnick reiterated that the visit, the first time that both the FIFA President and Secretary General would travel together on a non –football competition assignment, underscored the reckoning that Nigeria football commands globally.

Earlier in the day, the FIFA President and Secretary General inspected the new NFF headquarters (Sunday Dankaro House) located at the Package B of the National Stadium.



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