The President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has been elected an Executive Member of the Confederation of African Football, CAF.
He was elected at the ongoing CAF elective Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Pinnick, the new representative of Zone B on the CAF Executive Committee, polled 32 votes to unseat the incumbent, Moucharafou Anjorin of Benin Republic who polled 17 votes.
Anjorin, in 2013, replaced Nigeria’s Amos Adamu, following the three-year ban slammed on the latter by the World Football Ruling Body, FIFA.
Abiodun defeated the then NFF president Aminu Maigaari.
Pinnick, a close ally of FIFA President Gianni Infantino, has now reclaimed Ngeria’s seat in CAF.
Prior to the election, Amaju Pinnick had declared open support for the new CAF president Ahmad Ahmad, insisting that it was high time the earstwhile, Isa Hayatou was replaced after 29 years at the helms of African Football.