CAF dismisses Pinnick as Vice-President

The Confederation of African Football has dismissed Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) first vice president of the Confederation Of African Football (CAF).

The action was taken at the executive congress of CAF in Cairo, Egypt, on Thursday. No reason was given for his dismissal.

CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad was said to have removed Pinnick from office, and was replaced by Constant Omari, the president of Congolese Football Federation.

Speaking on this, Pinnick in a statement said, “It has been an excellent opportunity to serve as the number two football administrator in the entire African continent,”

He added that “My commitment to the game is perpetual while my support for my colleagues in the Executive Committee remains steadfast.”

Head of the Morocco football ruling body, Mr Fouzi Lekjja will take the position of the second vice president while South Africa’s Danny Jordan head of the South Africa Football Association is the third vice president.

Pinnick served as the first vice-president of CAF since July 2018.

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