FIFA President Gianni Infantino has taken his time to thank the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for successfully organising the matches at various stages and the final of the Under-17 World Cup last month.
Mamata is a poet, painter, miscellanist and an Indian politician who has been the 8th Chief Minister of West Bengal since 2011. She is the first woman to hold the office.
In a letter from FIFA headquarters in Zurich, he also praised Banerjee for the way the tournament was hosted at the Salt Lake Stadium including the final.
“I would like to congratulate your government on its role in your country’s successful hosting of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. I would also like to thank you on behalf of the entire FIFA delegation for affording us such a cordial welcome and warm hospitality,” – Says Infantino