- The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Nigerian Football Federation President as Kwesi Nyantakyi's replacement
- The former Ghana Football Association president resigned from his position after being ban by FIFA for alleged corrupt practices
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has named Amaju Melvin Pinnick as its new 1st vice president.
Pinnick is the current president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and is one of the very popular personalities within the African football fraternity.
CAF president Ahmad Ahmad decided on Pinnick after consulting the members of the Emergency Committee.
The appointment is in accordance with article 27 para. 2 of the Statutes, which will be ratified by the Executive Committee in its session scheduled on the 27 and 28 of September 2018.
Pinnick succeeds Ghana’s Kwesi Nyantakyi, who resigned from the CAF’s second highest office last month after being implicated in an exposé by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The former GFA boss was appointed as CAF’s 1st vice president in 2017, but had to relinquish the post after being hit with allegations of misconduct.
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In a statement released on July 5, 2018, it read:
Following the resignation of the 1st Vice President Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi and the prevailing situation in the Football Federation of Nigeria.
The CAF President, after consulting the members of the Emergency Committee, appointed Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick as 1st Vice-President.
This decision is immediately applicable, in accordance with article 27 para 2 of the statutes, which will be ratified by the Executive Committee in its session scheduled on the 27 and 28 of September 2018.
We thank you for kindly taking note.
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