NFF President Pinnick removed from key CAF position hours after Super Eagles bronze medal win

Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has been removed from his position as first Vice-President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in a decision taken on Thursday July 18 at the football body’s ongoing exco committee meeting in Cairo.


According to BBC world football sports reporter, Osasu Obayiuwana, the decision was taken less than 24 hours after the Super Eagles of Nigeria claimed bronze medal at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) with a 1-0 win over Tunisia on Wednesday night.

Pinnick has been removed from the position just over a year after he was appointed to the office in July 2018, and comes just a day before the conclusion of the 2019 AFCON which will see Senegal take on Algeria in the final in Cairo on Friday.

It took minutes for Pinnick to be replaced as first Vice-President of CAF, with Congolese football administrator, Constant Omari Selemani, beating Fouzi Lekjaa of Morocco and South Africa’s Danny Jordaan to the position according to Obayiuwana.

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Lekjaa is now second Vice-President of CAF while Jordaan has been appointed third Vice-President of Africa’s football governing body.


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