Lagos - World football –governing body, FIFA has kept its
pledge of monitoring intensely events in Nigeria football, as the body
congratulated newly –crowned Nigeria Premier League champions, Kano Pillars.
In a letter addressed to NFF President, Amaju Pinnick and
personally signed by FIFA President, Joseph S. Blatter, FIFA commended the
entire Kano Pillars family for a job well done and also highlighted the
capacity of football to transform societies.
“I know that behind this success are the belief and effort
of everyone involved. This is a true team victory, and all of you deserve to
share in the accolades: the players and coach of course, but also the technical
and medical staff, and not least, the loyal fans. The dynamism and commitment
of the Kano Pillars team have enabled them to win this title for the 3rd time
“Football is proving more than ever that it can transcend
traditional boundaries to become a real driver of development. It enables
players at all levels to develop their individual skills, tactical
understanding and personal dynamism, all the while strengthening team spirit.
“Football is truly a school for life and I am convinced that
everyone, and in particular the young people of today, can benefit from playing
football on both a social and personal level. That is why I urge them all in
Kano Pillars to continue their work, leading the way on this path of success.
Football is helping to build a better future and I wish to thank Kano Pillars
for playing a part in this.”Pillars earned their third straight Nigerian
title, with one game to play, after defeating Nembe City 4-0 in Kano last
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