At the ongoing General Assembly of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Mr. Amaju Pinnick has been elected into the Executive Committee of the continent’s football body.
The Glass House Boss emerged as winner for the West African Zone B seat into the Caf executive committee after defeating his Benin Republic counterpart, Anjorin Moucharafou, who during campaign derogatorily referred to Pinnick a ‘small boy’.
Pinnick got 32 votes, 15 more than the Beninoise to win the position.
The NFF boss is the third Nigeria to get to the CAF Council after Etubom Orok Oyo and recently banned Dr Amos Adamu were similarly elected in the past.
Also elected into the CAF elite club are Fouzi Lekjaa (Morocco) who thumped incumbent Mohamed Raouraoua of Algeria 41-7; Musa Bility of Liberia who defeated Amadou Diakite of Mali 26-22; Souleman Waberi of Djibouti who got 20 votes to defeat Magda Shams el Din, Juneidi Tilmo and Moses. Magogo.
Danny Jordaan of South Africa and Eduardo da Costa of Angola were elected from the southern zone, while Sierra Leonean. Isha Johansen got 25 votes to pick the only female slot, ahead of Lydia Nsekera of Burundi who had only 12.
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