The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has boasted before FIFA president and other top executive members that Nigeria if fully ready and able to host any football event.

Pinnick said Nigeria has all it takes to also host an off the pitch event while maintaining world class standards.

“We have the capacity and we have demonstrated this on several occasions, and we have a Government that is doing everything possible to encourage and enable the blossoming of sport as a key industry. Just as the FIFA President himself said at the AITEO-NFF Awards, football is life in Nigeria.

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“On behalf of the Nigerian Football fraternity, I want to commend FIFA for their strong support for our football and for African Football at large. Mr. Gianni Infantino visited Nigeria for the first time in his tenure in July 2016, and after he left, we witnessed a turn-around in the fortunes of our football.

“I believe that after he leaves this time, our football will soar even higher, with great possibilities of dazzling the world at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.” Pinnick said after the FIFA Executive Football Summit held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The last time Nigeria hosted a FIFA football competition was the U17 World Cup in 2009.

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