Pinnick No Longer CAF Vice President
By Ufuoma Egbamuno
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick has expressed satisfaction over his time as 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and congratulated his successors on their new role.
Amaju failed to be reelected by the CAF Executive Committee which met on Thursday in Cairo, Egypt. DR Congo’s FA boss, Constance Omari was elected in Pinnick’s stead. Also, Morocco’s Fouzi Lekjaa and South Africa’s Danny Jordan have also been elected as 2nd and 3rd Vice Presidents of CAF.
The decision follows a meeting of the Executive Committee of the continent’s football governing body which in line with Article 22(4) of the CAF Statutes states that every two years when elections are held at the CAF Congress (as took place today), the committee on the proposal of her President, elects a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Vice Presidents respectively from among its members.
“It has however been an excellent opportunity to serve as the number two football administrator in the entire African continent and my comittment to the game is perpetual while my support for my colleagues in the Executive Committee remains steadfast,” Pinnick said in a statement released by the NFF.
“I congratulate Omari, Lekja and Danny on the assumption of their new roles as 1st, 2nd and 3rd Vice CAF Presidents respectively
Pinnick’s tenure in the continental body expired on Thursday and the renewal of was not proposed by the CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad because of fundamental differences on focus and direction.
The NFF Prfesident however will remain a member of the CAF Executive Committee.