Following the resignation of Kwesi Nyantakyi as 1st vice president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Amaju Pinnick has been appointed as a replacement.
This was made known by a letter signed by CAF general secretary, Amr Fahmy, dated July 5, 2018.
Nyantakyi, formerly the president of Ghana Football Federation, resigned from the post after he was involved in a scandal that led to dissolution of his country’s federation.
“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,” CAF wrote in the letter.
“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.”
Pinnick is also the head of the committee in charge of organising the Africa Cup of Nations.
At global level, he is a member of the Organising Committee of the FIFA World Cup.
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