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FIFA President Infantino Congratulates Amaju Pinnick On His Election As CAF Vice President

Valentine Chinyem



FIFA President Gianni Infantino has congratulated the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick on his election as the new Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Pinnick, who commissioned six matches at the just conluded 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, is set to finish his tenure as NFF chairman in September.

In his letter dated 3 August 2018, Infantino wrote: “Allow me to extend to you my warmest congratulations on your recent election as CAF 1st Vice President. I have no doubt that your considerable experience, combined with your management and sports knowledge and your human qualities, will help you to overcome all future challenges in your new position in the service of the African football community.

“I am convinced that, as CAF 1st Vice President, you will be able to bring your outstanding contribution to CAF and FIFA, but most importantly to the development of our beautiful game, which we both love so much.

“I look forward to continuing to work with you and seeing you soon to congratulate you in person.”

Pinnick is also the Vice President of Africa’s Zone West B and Member of the Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions.