President of the Nigeria Football Federation and FIFA Council Member,
Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick will be a special guest at the Final Match of
the European Championship at the Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday.
Pinnick, who is also a Member of both the Emergency Committee and the
Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football, has been
handed an invitation as a VVIP Guest and will be seated alongside Mr
Gianni Infantino (President of FIFA), Mr Aleksandr Ceferin (President
of UEFA), Prince Charles and some other distinguished members of
global football’s upper crust at the famous Wembley.
Sunday’s final promises an interesting spectacle between England’s
Three Lions – who have not won a major trophy since 1966 – and Italy’s
Squadra Azzurri, who have four World Cup titles but have not won the
European Championship since 1968.
The countdown to Sunday’s contest has been spiced by a special message
from Queen Elizabeth to Head Coach of the Three Lions, Gareth
Southgate, in which she made reference to the 1966 FIFA World Cup
On 30th July 1966, in front of over 96,000 spectators, England beat
Germany 4-2 after extra time and Captain Bobby Moore climbed old
Wembley’s 39 steps to receive the coveted trophy from the Queen.