FIFA President Gianni Infantino has sent a message of condolence to the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ibrahim Gusau, over the death of former Nigeria international forward Bello Kofar-mata.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Kofar-mata died on Monday.
Infantino, in a letter on Friday, wrote: “I will like to express my sincerest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of Kofar-mata.
“Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel for this loss.
“During his career, Bello was capped once with the Super Eagles, while he participated, at youth level in the 2007 FIFA Under-20 World Cup.
“At club level, having started his career at Kano Buffalo, he will be remembered for his successful career with Kano Pillars FC in two different spells.
“He played also for Heartland FC, FC IfeanyiUbah and El-Kanemi Warriors FC.
Considered as one of the great strikers of his generation, his legacy and achievements, and in particular his personality, his loyalty and his human qualities will not be forgotten and he will be truly missed.
“On behalf of the international football community, I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the NFF, and to Bello’s family, friends and loved ones.