FIFA Praises Enyimba On Seventh League Win


FIFA has hailed the feat recorded by the People’s Elephant after the Aba side lifted their seventh league crown in the NPFL this just concluded season

 Acting Fifa president Issa Hayatou has congratulated Enyimba Football Club for winning the 2014/15 Nigeria Professional Football League title and has charged the team to give Nigeria good representation in Africa next year.

The message was contained in a letter from the world football governing body to the Nigeria Football Federation and signed by Hayatou.

“It gives me great pleasure to send my heartfelt congratulations to Enyimba and their indomitable team on this great achievement,” the letter read.

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“This title is the result of the determination of everyone involved and my congratulations go to the players, the coach, the entire technical and medical staff, and the fans.

“On behalf of the entire football family, I would like to thank Enyimba for helping to spread the positive message of football and I will like the team to give Nigeria good representation on the continent.”

Reacting to the congratulatory message, Enyimba chairman Felix Anyansi Agwu thanked Fifa for recognizing the achievement of the club and reassured the football body that the People’s Elephants will continue to pursue the values of fair play and Sportssmanship.

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Enyimba emerged champions of Nigeria for a record seventh time with 70 points after a phenomenal season that saw the team suffer only six defeats, keep 19 clean sheets and win 19 games, five of those away from home.

The club will represent Nigeria in next year’s CAF Champions League. They have lifted the competition twice in the past.

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