Nigeria’s Pinnick wins CAF seat

NFF Chairman, Amaju Pinnick

The president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has won a seat into the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football.

Mr. Pinnick defeated incumbent Moucharafou Anjorin of Benin Republic by 32 to 17 votes at the CAF elective congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Nigeria is making a return to the highest organ in CAF since the exit of Amos Adamu.

Earlier in the day, Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar beat long-serving incumbent Issa Hayatou by 34-20 votes, to become the first CAF president since 1988.

Pinnick (Western Africa Zone B) joins Musa Bility (Liberia and Western Africa Zone A) Faozi Lekjaa (Morocco and Northern African Zone) and Danny Jordaan (South Africa and Southern African zone) as members elected into the CAF Executive Committee.

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this report mis-stated that Mr. Pinnick was appointed to NFF executive committee.


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  • Abdullah Musa

    And Dalung was instructing Pinnick to vote Hayatou.
    You dont understand the wind of change Minister.

  • Godwin

    for those who doubt the ability of Nigeria here is your result.the problem with Nigeria is saboteurs and they are everywhere,please Mr Present we still await the change OF THE minister OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

  • Say the truth

    Personal mission half accomplished.

  • Congratulations Mr. Pinnick Amajuh. You realy understand the game at play. Ignore these ‘boy boy ‘ ministers and those errand CAF BOYS. Nigerian under Isa Hayatou had no respect as was supposed to be.