CAF election: Pinnick gets FG’s backing

Posted on Mar 1 2017 - 7:29am by admin

by way of Joe Apu

There was once a dramatic flip of events the day gone by in Abuja as the Federal Republic of Nigeria, in the course of the adolescence and sports activities Ministry stamped the candidature of NFF President Amaju Pinnick for a seat on the chief Committee of Confederation of African football, at the polls scheduled for subsequent month’s Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
At a meeting convened by formative years and sports activities Minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung in Abuja on Tuesday, Pinnick and participants of his executive Committee briefed him, and at the end, Barrister Dalung stated the federal government of Nigeria has given its blessing to Pinnick’s quest and will totally reinforce him.
in the case of the CAF presidential election also arising on the related Congress in Addis Ababa, the gathering steered, simply because the NFF government Committee had completed in its assembly of Tuesday, seventh February 2017, that the NFF boss will have to use his discretion to vote for the candidate who will best possible serve Nigeria’s footballing interest. It was agreed that the pastime of Nigeria will have to be paramount in all calculations.
Incumbent CAF supremo Issa Hayatou, the previous 400m and 800m champion of Cameroon and who has been in office since 1988, is being challenged by way of Mr. Ahmad Ahmad, president of the Madagascar football Federation.
The meeting additionally resolved that different stakeholders in Nigerian soccer who’ve tips/advice/recommendations must comfortable same in the course of the NFF and no longer in the media.
The coast is consequently clear for Pinnick, vice chairman of WAFU B, a member of the Organizing Committee for the Africa Cup of countries and member of the Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions, to problem Beninoise Anjorin Moucharafou for a seat in the supreme membership for soccer administration in Africa, on the thirty ninth strange Congress of CAF in Addis Ababa on Thursday, 16thMarch 2017.
best two Nigerians – Etubom Oyo Orok Oyo (of blessed memory) and Dr. Amos Adamu – have sat on the CAF govt Committee within the body’s 60 years of existence. An try through former NFF President Aminu Maigari to join the membership in 2013 ended stomach up.

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