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FIFA President Gianni Infantino congratulates Erakor Golden Star

President of FIFA, Mr. Gianni Infantino has congratulated Erakor Golden Star Football Club for winning the Port Vila Football Premier League title after 27 years.

This is the first time ever, president of FIFA congratulates a small football club in Vanuatu for their achievement.

In a letter to Vanuatu Football Federation President, Mr. Lambert Maltock today 22 November 2016, directly from his high office in Zurich, ask Lambert Maltock to pass on his congratulation to Erakor Golden Star FC.

Read FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s Letter to Lambert Maltock.

Zurich, 22 November 2016

Message of Congratulations to Erakor Golden Star

Dear President Lambert Maltock,

“Please pass on my own personal congratulations, along with those of the whole football family, to Erakor Golden Star on their performance. A national victory is a wonderful occasion and an opportunity to draw satisfaction from a job well done.” said FIFA President, Mr. Gianni Infantino.

“l know that behind this success are the belief and effort of everyone involved‘ This is a true team victory, and all of you deserve to share in the accolades: the players and coach of course, but also the technical and medical staff and, not least, the loyal fans. The dynamism and commitment of the Erakor Golden Star team have enabled them to win this title.”

“Football is proving more than ever that it can transcend traditional boundaries to become a real driver of development. lt enables players at all levels to develop their individual skills, tactical understanding and personal dynamism, while strengthening team spirit. Football truly is a school for life and I am convinced that evewone, and in particular the young people of today, can benefit from playing football on both a social and personal level. That is why l urge them all in Erakor Golden Star to continue their work, Leading the way on this path of success.” he concluded.

Yours faithfully,

Gianni lnfantino (FIFA President).

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