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NFF President Amaju Pinnick Elected Into FIFA Council

NFF President Amaju Pinnick Elected Into FIFA Council

Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick has been elected into the FIFA Council, Completesports.com reports.

Pinnick becomes only the second Nigerian – after Amos Adamu – elected into the Council of the world football governing body.

He was elected during CAF’s General Assembly which took place in Rabat, Morocco today (Friday).

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Following several withdrawals prior to the elections, Pinnick and Malawi’s Walter Nyamilandu were the only two candidates left from the anglophone block.

Nick Mendwa, the President of the Kenya FA pulled out of the race on Friday morning.

Prior to Mwendwa’s decision, the two others in the race, Mwendwa was campaigning vigorously hoping to snatch the seat.

One of the biggest contender Andrew Kamanga of Zambia pulled out of the race two days ago to clear the path for Pinnick to swoop for his votes.

Also throwing in the towel was Wallace Karia of Tanzania who withdrew three days ago.

By James Agberebi

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 7
  • Olupotan 5 months ago

    Congrats sir. We hope by this victory it would be victory for the nation’s football on all sides.

     
  • Abdul handsy 5 months ago

    Congratulations Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick!

    I wish you all the best as you embark on this glamorous adventure.

    I hope and pray that this achievement you just marked will be a win win situation for all and sundry.

    I urge to use your new office to push for the freedom of some of those eligible players on FIFA’s to get cleared as soon as possible.

    And like you did in the case of Akpoguma, repeat such feat once again in case of the likes of Lookman, Oviemuno Ejaria, seyi Ojo, Jordan Torunarigha and Ike Ugbo amongst others.

     
    • Congratulations sir. I  am wholeheartedly hoping  this will be  a plus for African football and especially Nigeria . Let’s your first assignment for Nigeria be swift clearance of Ademola Lukman, Ovie  etc

       
  • Chukwuyem 5 months ago

    Congratulations Pinnick

     
  • GLORY 5 months ago

    A big big congratulations to you Amaju Pinnick. This has been in your destiny. Let JEHOVAH GOD take all the praise and Glories as you go on to serve. God bless. Truly proud of you.

     
  • Greenturf 5 months ago

    All this withdrawals at the 11th hour haha..money politics made in Nigeria!ha..
    Anyways good luck Mr.Amaju Pinick.You are a winner and I wish you well in your endeavours.

     
  • Obidee 5 months ago

    Congrats but no go there fuck up like Amos Adamu did year’s back