Amaju Pinnick, the president of the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, has been appointed Confederation of African Football’s, CAF, 1st vice president.
The appointment, according to a memo dated 5th July 2018 and signed by CAF’s general secretary, Amr Fahmy, took effect from Thursday, July 5, 2018, ThisDay reports.
Pinnick’s appointment, said Fahmy, was made by CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, after consulting with members of the Emergency Committee, following the resignation of the former 1st Vice-President, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi.
“This decision is immediately applicable, in accordance with article 27 paragraph 2 of the statutes, which will be ratified by the Executive Committee in its session scheduled on the 27 and 28 of September, 2018,” Fahmy said.
This appointment comes even as the Muhammadu Buhari administration has asked Pinnick to step down as the leader of the national football association citing a Supreme Court judgement in favour of his rival, Giwa.