With this win, Pinnick becomes the 0.33 Nigerian to serve on the executive seat of CAF.
The Federal government of Nigeria has congratulated the President of the Nigeria football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, on his victory at the simply-concluded Confederation of African soccer (CAF), government Committee elections.
Pinnick defeated the incumbent, Benin Republic’s Moucharafou Anjorin, by 32 votes to 17 within the election held on Thursday in Addis Ababa.
With this win, Pinnick becomes the 0.33 Nigerian to serve on the manager seat of CAF.
In a remark signed by Nnake Anibeze, special Assistant on Media to the Minister of youth and sports activities, Solomon Dalung, the minister mentioned he used to be happy that a Nigerian used to be now in the inner caucus of CAF after a few years.
“when I turned into Minister, I requested why there was no Nigerian representative in the government committee of CAF.
”With a population of over a hundred and seventy million people, there is no means the CAF govt committee can be constituted without Nigeria as a stakeholder.
”I encouraged the Nigeria soccer Federation (NFF), to ensure that they are represented, hence our toughen for the president of the federation.
“it is a big achievement for Nigeria as we stage our return into African soccer politics”, Dalung stated.
The Federal executive additionally congratulated Ahmad Ahmad following his election as President of the Confederation of African soccer but maintained its improve for regional passion.
“Nigeria’s position is still in favour of our national pastime but we congratulate them all”, he mentioned.
Dalung additionally suggested the elected board to be magnanimous in victory and to run an all-inclusive executive.