Ahmad Ahmad sacks Pinnick as CAF 1st vice president

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The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has impeached the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Mr Amaju Pinnick, as 1st Vice-President of the CAF.

His removal took place on Thursday at CAF Executive Committee meeting,  after a well attended congress in Cairo Egypt.

Pinnick was elevated to the position after the corruption case brought against former Ghana FA President and CAF First VP, Kwesi Nyantakyi.

According to reports, Amaju Pinnick,  wanted to kick out Ahmad Ahmad as president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), so he could take over.

Pinnick was booted out as the next man to the CAF’s president because he does not support Ahmad as is expected of him as a deputy.

Ahmad believed Pinnick had set up some journalists of clout to help bring his tenure to an end before his term expires.

Another source familiar with the matter also revealed that Pinnick did not back Ahmad on the decision by FIFA to appoint Fatma Samoura as Africa delegate to help conduct a forensic audit on the running of the continental body.

It was also alleged that the former Delta state commissioner of sports declared war on the Malagasy man after Mouad Hajji, acting general secretary of CAF, responded to Nigeria’s Special Presidential Investigative Panel’s correspondence on the clarification NFF payment of $500,000 to the continent’s body in 2015.

A CAF topshot, who spoke with TheCable, said Pinnick embarked on the mission of getting the CAF’s president out of office to get himself to the seat.

“Pinnick brought this on himself because of his arrogance.”

“He felt he could get Ahmad out of the way for him to be installed as the CAF. His personal ambition blind-sided him, forgetting that he attained the 1st Vice President position on Kwesi’s ban from FIFA.

“He was not elected but selected because the president thought he could be trusted and that he could help in steering African football forward.

“But Ahmad could not continue with such a person as his 1st Vice President.”

In the same vein, member, FIFA Council, Omari Constant has replaced Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick as Confederation of African football (CAF) First Vice-president.

In September 2015, Omari was appointed as the chairman of FIFA‘s Task Force Against Racism and Discrimination.

Pinnick replaced former Ghana Football Association President, Nyantakhi who was removed due to corruption charges level against him. He was reportedly captured on video receiving money from an individual as bribe and was then found guilty.

Meanwhile, Fouzi Lakjaa president of Morocco Football Association is the 2nd vice president of CAF while Danny Jordan of South African is the 3rd Vice president.


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