By Chineze Ogugua
Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, as the new Ist vice president.
Pinnick’s appointment follows the resignation of former President of Ghana Football Federation Kwesi Nyantakyi over corruption charges last month.
According to a letter signed by CAF general secretary, Amr Fahmy yesterday, it read: ‘’Following the resignation of the 1st Vice President, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, 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 ad 28 September 2018. We thank you for kindly taking note’’ the letter concluded.
Pinnick who is also a member of the Organising Committee of the FIFA World Cup, was asked to step down as the president of NFF last week.
It is uncertain if CAF or FIFA will recognize the Giwa-led board following Pinnick’s appointment.
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