|FIFA President, Sepp Blatter and Amaju Pinnick|
In a letter dated August 14, 2015, the secretary general of FIFA, Jerome Valcke, wrote: “We are very pleased to inform you that you have been appointed as a member of the Organizing Committee for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. Please accept our sincere congratulations on this nomination.
“We wish you success and enjoyment in this role at FIFA and look forward to welcoming you soon in Zurich.”
Speaking on his appointment, Pinnick insisted that he got the role not because of his individual capacity, but due to his position in the NFF.
“I have always maintained that our country is too big to be a silent member of the international football community. This appointment is to the applause of Nigeria football, not myself as a person.
“This will certainly encourage our efforts home and abroad to project Nigeria football positively. I insist: Nigeria has the quantity and quality of population to excel in several areas of endeavor globally”, he said.
The 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup finals will be staged in Korea Republic.