The Acting Managing Director of Daar Communications, Tony Akiotu, has said the verdict of FIFA to give the U-17 World Cup Broadcast Rights to the Africa Independent Television was a victoryÂ to Nigerians.
Akiotu said the news of FIFAâ€™s decision threw staff of the outfit into wild jubilation on Saturday.
He said, â€œIt was a fair decision and it is obvious we deserve the rights based on what we have compared to our competitors.
â€œWe have everything set for the competition and the decision of FIFA was just a vindication of our efforts. In the past eight months we have been training our staff in readiness for the competition.
â€œAs we celebrate we are also aware that this is a big challenge for us to work hard and justify the confidence reposed on us by FIFA.â€
The AIT acting MD disclosed that a meeting would be held later this week with technocrats and other stakeholders in the television industry on how best to go about the project.
â€œWe are happy not only because it is AIT but because this event will be transmitted live by a Nigerian organization. Next week, we are expecting two more trucks to further boost what we have on the ground,â€ he said.