Football Improvement: FIFA okays Anambra initiative
Football improvement in Nigeria got a huge increase in the course of the week when the World Governing physique, FIFA disclosed its readiness to partner with all the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to actualize the football made in Anambra state initiative on the Anambra State Football Association.
FIFA President, Gianni Infantino who gave the endorsement described the project as a significant developmental project in Nigeria added that such efforts will go a lengthy way in assisting building nations to take the wonderful game to the grassroots. He on the other hand said that such projects must be anchored through the football associations.
Infantino, although applauding the concept stated he had currently discussed the project with the Chairman of the Anambra state FA, Dr Ifeanyi Ubah noting that the project when actualized will be of immense advantage to Nigeria. He further revealed that FIFA would want to encourage its member bodies to utilize the current enhance in football development fund to essential into such laudable developmental initiatives.
"It is really a pretty essential project that the Anambra state FA is undertaking. We've discussed this with the chairman of the FA and also you understand that FIFA is extremely active in the development of your game by means of the local associations."
We are going to embrace the project via the NFF, whatever FIFA can do to encourage the project and also create much more that 50,000 players inside the nation, we'll do. This really is exactly the path we desire to see the member associations to stick to and we are incredibly happy that such a programme is coming from Nigeria".