Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick has been appointed by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) as the continental governing body’s first Vice President.
Following the resignation of Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi from the role in June, Pinnick emerged a big favourite to fill up the key position as he was nominated by CAF’s Emergeny Committee members.
The 45-year-old’s appointment was confirmed by CAF on Thursday evening in a letter to the NFF.
CAF notably stated that Pinnick will work in the capacity with immediate effect.
That said, the NFF President take charge as match commissioner for Friday’s quarter final match between France and Uruguay in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia in the ongoing FIFA World Cup.