By Victor Okoye
Abuja – FIFA President Gianni Infantino has written to Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick to commiserate with Nigeria over the killing of former youth international Douglas Uzama.
This is contained in a statement issued by NFF’s Spokesman and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.
Infantino had in a letter dated Jan. 6, personally signed by him said “I would like to express my deepest sympathy on hearing the news of the tragic passing of Nigerian youth international Douglas Uzama.
“On behalf of FIFA and the worldwide family of football, please allow me to extend my deepest condolences to the football community of Nigeria, and most importantly, to his family, friends and loved ones.
“We hope that in some way, our words of support may help bring a little bit of peace and solace in this time of sadness,” he said.
NAN recalls that the former U-17 and U-20 international player Uzama, who was on the books of Gombe United FC, was murdered by unknown persons in Benin City on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016.
The NFF has already called on the Nigeria Police to intensify the search for his killers in order to bring them to justice.