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Amaju Pinnick Appointed CAF First Vice President

Valentine Chinyem

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The immediate past president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick has been appointed the first Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

This is coming following the court order, asking to step down as NFF chairman and allow Chris Giwa take over as head.

He would be replacing former Ghana FA Chairman, Kwesi Nyantakyi, who vacated the position following a two-year ban from all football activities over corruption allegation and other malpractices.

This was released in a statement signed by CAF’s Secretary General, Amr Fahmy, and sent to all of Africa’s football associations.

It reads; “Following the resignation of the First Vice President, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, CAF President, after consulting the members of the Emergency Committee, appointed Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, as first vice president.

“The decision is immediately applicable, in accordance of the statutes, which will be ratified by the executive committee in its session scheduled on the 27 and 28 of September 2018.”

Mr. Pinnick who is currently serving in the on-going 2018 FIFA World Cup taking place in Russia, as match commissioner, is in charge of quarter final games billed to be played at St. Petersburg centre of the World Cup.