Cape Town - The Nigerian Football Federation's appointment of Amaju Pinnick as their new president has been endorsed by FIFA, with Sepp Blatter wishing the new boss well.
Nigerian football looks to finally be back on track as the NFF have put aside a tumultuous few months of government interference and in-fighting to eventually vote Pinnick into the hot seat.
And, although there had been concerns that FIFA may reject the appointment, Blatter, president of world football's governing body, has given the latest development his blessing.
"I wish you good luck, strength and every success for your new role and look forward to meeting you soon," he said in a letter addressed to Delta State Sports Commission chairman and Delta FA boss Pinnick.
The letter continued: "I would like to extend my sincere congratulations and best wishes of success on the occasion of your election as the new president of the Nigeria Football Federation.
"Your knowledge and experience will certainly have an important impact on the stable development of our beautiful game in your country. You can rely on my personal support and FIFA's assistance in order to reach this goal.
"The doors of the home of FIFA are open whenever you wish to discuss any relevant issues concerning the game and its governance."