• He met with the players and team officials at the official residence of Los Pinos.
• He congratulated them on winning the CONCACAF Championship for the second time.
• He wished them success and asked them to honor Mexico’s name at the Club World Cup in Japan.
Earlier today at the official residence of Los Pinos , President Enrique Peña Nieto received members of the America Football Club, led by José Romano, Chief Operating Officer, Ricardo Peláez, Sports President, and Ignacio Ambriz, the team’s Technical Director, whom he congratulated on winning the CONCACAF Championship for the second time, wishing them success in the Club World Cup to be held in Japan in December.
The president expressed confidence that, just as they won the CONCACAF Championship, they will not only honor the America Club, but also Mexico.
He told them that at this competition, in which the best soccer teams from all the FIFA regions participate, "I want our best wishes, those of the president and all of Mexico, not only of the fans and those who follow the club, and the America Club, but of the whole of Mexico, to accompany them, because they will represent Mexico at this sporting event.”
The president met with the players and toured Los Pinos with them, after having his picture taken with the team and managers on the steps of the official residence.
Accompanied by Aurelio Nuño Mayer, Minister of Public Education, and the Director of the National Commission of Physical Culture and Sport (CONADE) and Decio de María Serrano, President of the Mexican Football Federation, he congratulated them on winning the CONCACAF Championship for the second time, thereby obtaining the opportunity to represent Mexico at the Club World Cup in Japan.
”I am very pleased to welcome you to the official residence of Los Pinos and, above all, to express our appreciation and congratulations on behalf of the fans and on behalf of Mexico, because you have confirmed your title as two-time winners of CONCACAF and will represent the sports clubs, the America Club and Mexico, by being champions of CONCACAF,” he told them.
President Peña Nieto confirmed his recognition of a club that, which, he said, “Is already 100 years old and is also the football club that won the largest number of titles and victories.”
After the tour, President Enrique Peña Nieto and the team members as well as the managers of the organization and the MX League, had a photograph taken with the National Coat of Arms, after which the Technical Director, Ignacio Ambriz, gave him a club shirt with the signatures of those who are part of this institution.
The president declared: “Thank you for this beautiful memory, for this memento, this gesture.”
The president joked with the players and managers of the America Club and Liga Mx, when they saw the large group of employees at the official residence.
“Here you have a large audience, not only the sports media, which is larger and more numerous than those following politics, but also all those who work here at Los Pinos, which invited themselves to accompany you and see you, and congratulate you and express their greatest recognition,” he said.
THE AMERICA CLUB WILL ATTEND THE FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP 2016 JAPAN TO FIGHT WITH DIGNITY AND HONOR MEXICO’S NAME: RUBENS SAMBUEZA
Team captain Rubens Óscar Sambueza said that the America Football pledges to compete with dignity at the Club World Cup Japan 2016, and honor Mexico’s name; "We will compete for Mexico, the America team and Mexican football.”
He thanked President Enrique Peña Nieto for receiving them at the official residence of Los Pinos. “We are proud to share this achievement with you,” he said.
The midfielder said that they share the international title, the second consecutive one CONCACAF, with the president and all America fans and dedicate it to all Mexicans.
"In the centennial year of our institution, winning this title has special historical value. T
This championship has been won thanks to the work of all who belong to this great institution and the demanding, unconditional support of our fans,” declared Rubens Sambueza.