Maigari will challenge two other West Africans for the position.
There might be a re-current crisis in Nigerian Football, but this has not barred the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Aminu Maigari, from showing interest in playing a major role in running football in the African continent.
Mr. Maigari is bidding to become a Confederation of African Football, CAF, Executive Committee member and is one the three short-listed candidates for a slot open to Western Africa. The other two candidates are Anjorin Moucharafou from Benin and Hima Souley from Niger.
The slot was made vacant owing to the exit of Amos Adamu, also a Nigerian, who occupied the position. Mr. Adamu was embroiled in various bribery scandals in the build-up to the bids for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Six other positions in the CAF Executive Committee are also vacant and being contested for by football administrators from other parts of the African continent.
As has become the norm, perennial CAF President, Issa Hayatou, is again contesting for the topmost job and has no opposition.
The vacancies and candidates were officially announced at the end of the CAF Executive Committee meeting held in Cairo on Monday.
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