FIFA informed the Glass House of the appointment in a letter dated Friday, August 14
The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has been appointed as a member of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Organizing Committee.
FIFA informed the Glass House of the appointment in a letter signed by FIFA Secretary Gernal, Jerome Vlacke dated Friday, August 14.
“We are very pleased to inform you that you have been appointed as a member of the Organizing Committee for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Please accept our sincere congratulations on this nomination," the letter read.
“We wish you success and enjoyment in this role at FIFA and look forward to welcoming you soon in Zurich.”
Reacting to the appointment, Pinnick said the appointment has not come to him in his individual capacity, but in his position as head of Nigeria football.
"I have always maintained that our country is too big to be a silent member of the international football community. This appointment is to the applause of Nigeria football, not myself as a person<" Pinnick is quoted to say on the NFF official website.
“This will certainly encourage our efforts home and abroad to project Nigeria football positively. I insist: Nigeria has the quantity and quality of population to excel in several areas of endeavor globally.”
The 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup finals will be staged in Korea Republic.