July 19, 2024

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At Qatar, Honours For Diri

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For his commitment to the development of football, the Bayelsa State governor, Senator Douye Diri is being appreciated by the world football governing body, FIFA. He was invited to Qatar for the just-concluded world cup matches, which Argentina won via penalties.

 

 

An excited Diri said on his social media handle that “I am attending the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as a special guest at the invitation of the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino.
“I seized the World Cup platform where I watched the semi-final clash between the African side, Morocco and France, to interface with FIFA President and other key officials including FIFA Secretary-General, Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura and CAF President, Patrice Motsepe.

 

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“Our very own Amaju Pinnick, former NFF President and current FIFA Council member, was on hand during key meetings held to galvanise support for sports development in Bayelsa State.

 

 

“Mr. Infantino is happy with our investments in both Bayelsa United and Bayelsa Queens. He is so touched by our support to the growth of female football in Nigeria, Africa and the globe. I see a lot more partnerships coming our way in this direction. My government is strategically promoting sports through proper funding to positively engage our youths in the state.”

 

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His Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah told TNN in an interview that a lot of benefits would accrue to the state from the visit and added that on his return, the governor would speak more on gains of the trip for the state.

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