The Federation of International Football Associations, FIFA, has congratulated the People’s Elephant on their 2019 Nigeria Professional Football League title success.
Enyimba emerged overall winners of this year’s NPFL abridged league at the Championship play-offs in Lagos just before the start of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
The win takes Enyimba’s domestic league title haul to eight, the highest by any Nigerian club.
The FIFA boss, Giovanni Infantino, in a congratulatory message he signed and addressed to NFF President, Amaju Melvin-Pinnick, commended the club for the feat, noting such success came through hard work and effort.
“It gives me great pleasure to congratulate them for their first championship title since 2015, and eight (8) overall, a record.
“This is, no doubt, the result of effort and hard work and everybody involved can be proud of this great achievement.
“I encourage them to continue working with determination and motivation.
“On behalf of the international football body, I take this opportunity to thank Enyimba FC and your federation for helping spread the positive message of football and foster the practice of this beautiful game that unites us all”.
The 2018/2019 NPFL title win is 28th trophy won by Enyimba in all competitions since 2000.
The club’s string of successes came to the height in 2003 when it became the first Nigeria club to win the CAF Champions League.