Pinnick appointed first Vice- President, CAF

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Embattled President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has been appointed the new Ist vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Pinnick’s appointment, according to a letter signed by CAF general secretary, Amr Fahmy, dated July 5, 2018, was necessitated by the resignation of Kwesi Nyantakyi, who was also formerly the President of Ghana Football Federation, from the post.

‘’Following the resignation of the 1st Vice President, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, CAF President, after consulting the members of the Emergency Committee, appointed Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick as 1st Vice President,” the letter read.

“This decision is immediately applicable, in accordance with article 27 para 2 of the Statutes, which will be ratified by the Executive Committee in its session scheduled on the 27 ad 28 September 2018. We thank you for kindly taking note.”

The appointment is another feather to Amaju’s cap as he currently head the Africa Cup of Nations committee which is in charge of organising the continent’s flagship event.

He is also a member of the Organising Committee of the FIFA World Cup.

However, locally, he has been asked by the Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Solomon Lalong, to vacate his post for Chris Giwa based on a court judgment that failed to recognize his election

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