FIFA President congratulates 2021/2022 NPFL Champions

Published on: 05 July 2022

The President of the Federation of International Football Association(FIFA), Gianni Infantino has praised newly crowned Nigeria Professional Football League champions, Rivers United, for their historic feat.

Against all odds, the Port-Harcourt based team emerged as the 2021/22 NPFL winners having missed the opportunity to do so in the last three seasons.

For that reason, the FIFA boss could not hide his admiration for the Club.

In his letter addressed to the President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick and made available to BSN Sports, the Swiss-Italian said,

"It is with great pleasure that I congratulate Rivers United FC for having been crowned 2021/22 champions of Nigeria. This title could not have been achieved without the entire teams hard work, passion and dedication and everyone at the club can be very proud. Please,extend my congratulation to everyone involved in this great achievement.

"On behalf of entire football community, I also take.this opportunity to thank you and your Federation for contribution to the development and prosperity of football in Nigeria,in your region and Africa.

Rivers United were declared champions in the ongoing season with three matches to spare.