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How Pinnick Lost His CAF 1st Vice President Position

How Pinnick Lost His CAF 1st Vice President Position

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick accepted the decision of the CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad not to nominate him for another term as the Ist vice-president of the continent’s soccer ruling body, Completesports.com reports.

Pinnick made the announcement in a media release by the NFF made available to Completesports.com.

“The term of the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick as the 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football along with that of the 2nd and 3rd Vice Presidents expired today,” reads the Thursday’s statement.

“In line with Article 22(4) of the CAF Statutes, every two years when elections are held at the CAF Congress (as took place today), the CAF Executive Committee on the proposal of the CAF President, elects a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Vice President respectively from among its members.

“Significantly the renewal of Amaju Pinnick’s tenure was not proposed by the CAF President because of fundamental differences on focus and direction.

“Pinnick accepted the decision of the President as it aligned with his own view having considered matters surrounding the administration of African Football which has dovetailed into the Nigerian Football space. He will however remain a bonafide member of the CAF Executive Committee to continue with his madate as such.”

Pinnick also reiterated his commitment at ensuring the growth of the round leather game on the continent.

“It has however been an excellent opportunity to serve as the number two football administrator in the entire African continent and my commitment to the game is perpetual while my support for my colleagues in the Executive Committee remains steadfast,” The NFF president stated.

“I congratulate, Omari, Lekja and Danny on the assumption of their new roles as 1st, 2nd and 3rd Vice CAF Presidents respectively.”

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