Recently crowned Nigeria Premier League champions, Enyimba International have received a congratulatory message from the world football governing body, FIFA.
Acting Fifa president Issa Hayatou congratulated the Peoples’ Elephant for winning the 2014/2015 Nigeria Professional Football League title.
The congratulatory message according to Enyimba was contained in a letter from the world football governing body to the Nigeria Football Federation and signed by Hayatou.
“It gives me great pleasure to send my heartfelt congratulations to Enyimba and their indomitable team on this great achievement,” the letter read.
“This title is the result of the determination of everyone involved and my congratulations go to the players, the coach, the entire technical and medical staff, and the fans.
“On behalf of the entire football family, I would like to thank Enyimba for helping to spread the positive message of football.”
Reacting to the congratulatory message, chairman of the Aba-based side, Felix Anyansi Agwu thanked Fifa for recognizing the achievement of the club and reassured the football body that Enyimba will continue to pursue the values of fairplay and sportsmanship.
Enyimba emerged champions of Nigeria for a record seventh time with 70 points after a phenomenal season that saw the team suffer only 6 defeats, keep 19 clean sheets and win 19 games, 5 of those away from home.
The club will represent Nigeria in next year’s CAF Champions League.