Amaju Pinnick sacked as CAF 1st Vice President

By Vincent Ashitey
Amaju Pinnick sacked as CAF 1st Vice President
Amaju Pinnick sacked as CAF 1st Vice President

Nigeria Football Federation boss Amaju Pinnick has been sacked as CAF 1st vice president.

The decision was taken at CAF’s ongoing exco committee meeting taking place in Cairo.

He has been replaced by Congolese football administrator and a member of the FIFA Council, Omari Constant with Moroccan FA President Fouzi Lekjaa and South African Football Association boss Danny Jordan as 2nd and 3rd Vice President respectively.

Ahmad, who won landmark election in March 2017 to replace longest serving Issa Hayatou, believes he doesn’t have the support of his 1st Vice President

Pinnick replaced former Ghana FA boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi, as 1st Vice President to Ahmad Ahmad in June 2018, following a FIFA ban to Nyantakyi.

Relationship between Pinnick and Ahmad has deteriorated since then, with Pinnick’s decision to walk out of a controversial vote to order for a replay of the 2019 CAF Champions League final, believed to be what broke the camel’s back

Amaju Pinnick has been accused of setting up influential African journalists and engaging people alleged to be allies of Issa Hayatou to bring the reign of Ahmad to its knees.

It is alleged that Amaju declared war on Ahmad after CAF Secretary General, Mouad Hajji replied a letter from the Nigeria investigatory team that demanded clarification of over $500,000 payment made by the Nigeria Footballs Federation to CAF in 2015.