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NFF President Amaju Pinnick wins FIFA council seat

The President of the Nigerian Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has been chosen into the Fifa Council after an huge triumph.

Pinnick defeated Malawian FA president Walter Nyamilandu by 43 votes to eight during the CAF General Assembly that held at the Royal Ballroom of the Sofitel Hotel in Morocco’s managerial capital on Friday, March 12.

Four of Pinnick’s five opponents, Lamin Kaba Bajo (The Gambia), Wallace Karia (Tanzania), Nick Mwendwa (Kenya) and Andrew Kamanga (Zambia) quit before the vote and selected to back the Nigerian. General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Dr Mohammed Sanusi made Nigeria’s choice.

Pinnick turns into the third Nigerian chosen into the esteemed board after Oyo Orok Oyo (1980-1988) and Amos Adamu (2006-2010).

The position is for a four-year term, and naturally makes Pinnick a Member of the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football.

Responding to his triumph, Pinnick on his IG page, composed;

‘I thank God Almighty for this day. FIFA COUNCIL dream is now a reality.”

Pinnick additionally got a complimentary message from President Buhari through his authority Twitter handle.

See the president’s tweets below…

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