The President of the Nigerian Soccer Federation Amaju Pinnick has been elected into the Fifa Council after a landslide victory.
Pinnick defeated Malawian FA president Walter Nyamilandu by 43 votes to eight in the course of the CAF Basic Meeting that held on the Royal Ballroom of the Sofitel Resort in Morocco’s administrative capital on Friday, March 12.
4 of Pinnick’s 5 rivals, Lamin Kaba Bajo (The Gambia), Wallace Karia (Tanzania), Nick Mwendwa (Kenya) and Andrew Kamanga (Zambia) threw within the towel earlier than the vote and opted to again the Nigerian. Basic Secretary of Nigeria Soccer Federation, Dr Mohammed Sanusi casted Nigeria’s vote.
Pinnick turns into the third Nigerian elected into the distinguished council after Oyo Orok Oyo (1980-1988) and Amos Adamu (2006-2010).
The place is for a four-year time period, and routinely makes Pinnick a Member of the Government Committee of the Confederation of African Soccer.
Reacting to his victory, Pinnick on his IG web page, wrote;
”I thank God Almighty for at the present time. FIFA COUNCIL dream is now a actuality.”
Pinnick additionally obtained a congratulatory message from President Buhari by way of his official Twitter deal with. See tweets under..
Congrats to him!