CAF removes Amaju Pinnick as Vice President

The Nigerian Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick has been removed as the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) Vice President and replaced with South Africa’s Danny Jordaan.

Though no reason was given for his sudden dismissal from the job he took over in July 2018, BBC however reported that CAF’s President Ahmad Ahmad, also signed an agreement with FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Thursday to confirm the appointment of FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura as a ‘General Delegate for Africa’.

With the dismissal, it is expected that other CAF Vice Presidents, Constant Omari of DR Congo and Moroccan Faouzi Lekjaa will be moving up to assume the role of second and third vice-president respectively while Jordaan, who played a key role at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, the only time the tournament has ever been played on the continent, will now act as third vice-president.


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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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