Pinnick lands in FIFA, as Motsepe heads african football


CAF Elections: Motsepe elected unopposed; Pinnick returns as Vice President
Amaju Pinnick

President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick, yesterday strolled to a landslide victory over his Malawian opponent Walter Nyamilandu to win the Anglophone slot on FIFA Council seat. He won by 43 votes to 8.

Pinnick thus becomes the third Nigeria to occupy that seat after the late Oyo Orok Oyo and Dr Amos Adamu. Pinnick was also elected 5th Vice President of CAF at the elections concluded in Rabat, Morocco, yesterday.

Earlier, the CAF General Assembly unanimously confirmed South African billionaire, Patrice Motsepe as president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Motsepe stood unopposed at CAF’s 43rd General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco,. He will serve a four-year term until the next elective congress in 2025.

Senegal’s Augustin Senghor‚ Mauritanian Ahmed Yahya and Jacques Anouma of Ivory Coast were also voted as 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents respectively. Souleiman Waberi was the third vice president while Vice – Fouzi Lekjaa was…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper