Amaju Pinnick replaces Kwesi Nyantakyi as new 1st Vice President of CAF

By Mutala Yakubu
Amaju Pinnick is the new 1st Vice President of CAF
Amaju Pinnick is the new 1st Vice President of CAF

Nigerian Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick has been appointed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) as their new 1st Vice President.


This comes on the back of former GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi resigning from the position.

The position became vacant last month after Nyantakyi stepped down after being ban by FIFA for alledged corrupt practices which was made known in the recent Anas expose on Ghana football.

Nyantakyi was the first Vice President of CAF and was appointed in May 2017 but resigned in June 2018 following the bribery allegations.

Read also:Kwesi Nyantakyi resigns from FIFA, CAF and WAFU positions

Amaju Pinnick is the current president of the Nigeria Football Federation. He was elected to the position in September 2014

CAF released a statement on July 5, 2018, confirming the appointment of Pinnick.

Following the resignation of the 1st Vice President Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi and the prevailing situation in the Football Federation of Nigeria.

The CAF President, after Consultating the members of the Emergency Committee, appointed Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick as 1st Vice-President.

This decision is immediately applicable, in accordance with articlae 27 para 2 of the statutes, which will be ratified by the Executive Committee in its session scheduled on the 27 and 28 of September 2018.

We thank you for kindly taking note.

 

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