Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick, has been appointed the new Ist vice president of the Confederation of African Football, CAF.
His appointment was made known in a letter signed by general secretary, of CAF, Amr Fahmy, dated July 5, 2018.
Pinnick replaces Kwesi Nyantakyi, a former President of Ghana Football who resigned from the position.
The letter reads in part:
‘’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.”
“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’’.
As CAF’s 1st Vice-President, Pinnick heads the Africa Cup of Nations committee which is in charge of organising the biggest football event in the continent and also a member of the Organising Committee of the FIFA World Cup.