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NFF PRESIDENT AMAJU PINNICK WINS FIFA COUNCIL SEAT

The President of the Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has been elected into the Fifa Council after defeating Malawian FA president Walter Nyamilandu.




Pinnick defeated his Malawian counterpart by 43 votes to eight during the CAF General Assembly that was held at the Royal Ballroom of the Sofitel Hotel in Morocco’s administrative capital on Friday, March 12.


Four of Pinnick’s five rivals, Lamin Kaba Bajo (The Gambia), Wallace Karia (Tanzania), Nick Mwendwa (Kenya) and Andrew Kamanga (Zambia) threw in the towel before the vote and opted to back the Nigerian. General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Dr Mohammed Sanusi casted Nigeria’s vote.

Following this, Pinnick became the third Nigerian elected into the prestigious council after Oyo Orok Oyo (1980-1988) and Amos Adamu (2006-2010).

The position is for a four-year term, and automatically makes Pinnick a Member of the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football.

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