…..Says his renewal was not proposed by the CAF President
SWITZERLAND, JULY 18 – President of the Nigerian Football Federation(NFF), Amaju Pinnick whose tenure as the First Vice President of continental football authority, CAF ended on Thursday, has debunked rumours that he was ‘removed’
In a statement released on Thursday evening on Twitter, Pinnick explained that the tenure of CAF’s Vice presidents usually expires after two years and the renewal of his own term was not proposed by CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad.
“By now, you must have seen an official statement from the events of today’s CAF Congress in Egypt. To reiterate; The term of the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Vice-Presidents of the Confederation of African Football expires after two years, in line with Article 22(4) of the CAF statutes.
“My renewal was not proposed by the CAF President and I’m in total agreement with that decision as well. I accepted the decision of the President as it aligned with my own views, having considered matters surrounding the administration of African Football which has dovetailed into the Nigerian Football space I’m still a member of the CAF Executive Committee though and I’ll continue to work to ensure that football on the continent gets its deserved value.
“It has been an excellent opportunity to serve as the Number Two football administrator on the continent and my commitment to the game is perpetual while my support for my colleagues in the Executive Committee remains steadfast,” Pinnick said.
By now, you must have seen an official statement from the events of today’s CAF Congress in Egypt. To reiterate;— Amaju Melvin Pinnick (@PinnickAmaju) July 18, 2019
The term of the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Vice-Presidents of the Confederation of African Football expires after two years, in line with Article 22(4) of the CAF statutes.
Today’s Echo gathers that Constance Omari from the Democratic Republic of Congo has replaced Pinnick as CAF 1st Vice President.
The new order at CAF is as follow:
Ahmad Ahmad (Madagascar) – President
Constance Omari (DRC) – 1st VP
Fouzi Lekjaa (Morocco) – 2nd VP
Danny Jordan (South Africa) – 3rd VP
Fatma Samoura – FIFA Supervisor/Supervising GS