NFF President, Amaju Pinnick elected to the FIFA Council
Following a landslide victory, Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigerian Football Federation, was elected to the Fifa Council.
On Friday, March 12, Pinnick beat Malawian FA president Walter Nyamilandu by a majority of 43 votes to eight at the CAF General Assembly, which was held at the Royal Ballroom of the Sofitel Hotel in Morocco’s administrative capital.
Lamin Kaba Bajo (The Gambia), Wallace Karia (Tanzania), Nick Mwendwa (Kenya), and Andrew Kamanga (Zambia), four of Pinnick’s five opponents, threw in the towel and backed the Nigerian ahead of the ballot. Nigeria’s vote was cast by Dr Mohammed Sanusi, General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation.
After Oyo Orok Oyo (1980-1988) and Amos Adamu (1980-1988), Pinnick is the third Nigerian to be elected to the prestigious council (2006-2010).
The appointment is for a four-year term, and it immediately makes Pinnick a member of the Confederation of African Football’s Executive Committee.
Reacting to his victory, Pinnick on his IG page, wrote;
”I thank God Almighty for this day. FIFA COUNCIL dream is now a reality.”
Pinnick also got a congratulatory message from President Buhari via his official Twitter handle. See tweets below.