AMAJU PINNICK BECOMES CAF VICE-PRESIDENT
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick as its first vice president.
The position became vacant after erstwhile president of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi resigned from office in June following an undercover exposition of corrupt practices in the GFA by an undercover journalist. CAF secretary general, Amr Fahmy said in a letter that Pinnick’s appointment would be endorsed at the CAF Executive Committee meeting in September.
“Following the resignation of the first vice-president Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi and the prevailing situation in the Football Federation of Nigeria. The CAF president, after consulting the members of the Emergency Committee, appointed Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick as first vice president. 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 and 28 of September 2018,” wrote Fahmy.
Pinnick was already serving in the CAF Executive Committee and he is currently at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he played a role as match commissioner in Sweden’s victory over Switzerland. He is also set to be the match commissioner as Uruguay and France go head -to-head in a quarter- final encounter on Friday.