Fifa president Gianni Infantino has congratulated Enyimba International FC following their historic Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) triumph.
Last month, the People’s Elephant beat off competition from Kano Pillars, Rangers, Lobi Stars, Akwa United, and FC IfeanyiUbah at the 2019 NPFL Championships Playoffs to claim a record 8th title in the top flight.
In a statement personally signed by the Fifa supremo and addressed to NFF president Amaju Pinnick, Infantino said: “I was delighted to hear that Enyimba International FC have recently been crowned 2019 champions of Nigeria. It gives me great pleasure to congratulate them for their first championship title since 2015 and eight overall.”
“This is, no doubt, the result of effort and hard work, and everybody involved can be proud of this great achievement,” his message read in part.
The 2-time CAF Champions League winners, will alongside Kano Pillars, represent Nigeria in this season’s continental clubs’ showpiece.