ABUJA-Fifa vice president and Â Â Chairman, Youth Â Â Â Tournament Organising Committee for the just concluded Fifa Under-17 World Cup Nigeria 2009, Jack Warner has expressed appreciation to the countryâ€™s Sports Minister and Chairman National Sports Commission, Sani Ndanusa.
In a letter of commendation addressed to the Minister of Sports, Jack Warner thanked Ndanusa for the cooperation and support at ensuring the successful hosting of the Youth tournament in Nigeria , in spite of daunting challenges at the onset.
While applauding the professionalism displayed by Ndanusa cum his determination to show Nigeria â€™s capability, Warner in his letter further stated that Fifa had been vindicated in its decision â€œto stay the course with your country as host for this prestigious youth tournament.
â€œIn you, Nigeria has a treasure and one in whom they can be proud.Â It was my pleasure to work with you to ensure a successful tournament, one which culminated in seeing the host reach the final, in spite of the many challenges both on and off the fieldâ€, thus Jack Warner stated.
Warner departs Nigeria after coordinating activities of the 13th Fifa cadet championship that was won by Switzerland after beating the Golden Eaglets 1-0.