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 through the CAF Common 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. Common 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 mechanically makes Pinnick a Member of the Govt 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.”
Congrats to him!