Former President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick has been appointed by the Confederation of African Football, CAF, as Vice president of the African body.
In a letter signed by CAF General Secreatry, Amr Fahmy, dated July, 5 the move was due to the resignation of President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantaky.
The letter reads: ‘’Following the resignation of the 1st Vice President, Mr Kwesi Nyantaky, CAF President, after consulting the members of the Emergency Committee, appointed Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick as 1st Vice President. This decision is immediately applicable, in accordance with article 27 para 2 of the Statutes, which will be ratified by the Executive Committee in its session scheduled on the 27 ad 28 September 2018. We thank you for kindly taking note.”
The letter was signed by Secretary General of CAF, Amr Fahmy.
This move makes the embattled Pinnick the second most powerful football adminstrator in Africa.
Pinnick is currently a member of the Organising Committee of the World Cup and has been in charge of many World Cup matches ongoing in Russia. Following the disquiet in the Nigerian football house, Amaju had ignored all pleas not to talk about it.