Pinnick finally reacts to his removal as CAF Vice President

Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick was removed from his position as the 1st Vice-President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The Nigerian had occupied the position since July 2018 after Ghana’s Kwesi Nyantakyi resigned due to allegations of corrupt practices.

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DR Congo’s Constant Omari has emerged as the new 1st Vice-President followed by Morocco’s Faouzi Lekjaa while South Africa’s Danny Jordaan climbs into the third Vice-President seat.

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Constant Omari Selemani is a Congolese football administrator and a member of the FIFA Council. Omari was appointed as the chairman of FIFA’s Task Force Against Racism and Discrimination.



Amaju Pinnick released a statement via his official twitter account to explained the expiry of his tenure. He wrote:

“By now, you must have seen an official statement from the events of today’s Caf Congress in Egypt. To reiterate; the term of the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Vice-Presidents of the Confederation of African Football expires after two years, in line with Article 22(4) of the Caf statutes,” Pinnick Tweeted.

“My renewal was not proposed by the Caf President and I’m in total agreement with that decision as well. I accepted the decision of the President as it aligned with my own views, having considered matters surrounding the administration of African Football which has dovetailed into the Nigerian Football space.”

“I’m still a member of the Caf Executive Committee though and I’ll continue to work to ensure that football on the continent gets its deserved value. It has been an excellent opportunity to serve as the Number Two football administrator on the continent and my commitment to the game is perpetual while my support for my colleagues in the Executive Committee remains steadfast.”

“Hearty congratulations to Omari, Lekja and Danny on their new roles as 1st, 2nd & 3rd Vice-Presidents respectively.”

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Omari who is the president of the DR Congo Football Association (Fecofa) was taken into custody and questioned about his role in the embezzlement of $1 million in 2018.