Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick has secured a seat in the FIFA Council, after beating incumbent Walter Nyamilandu of Malawi in Friday’s elections at the 43rd CAF General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco.
Pinnick’s cause was aided by the withdrawal of other contestants who then rallied behind his candidacy.
Lamine Bajo of Gambia, Nick Mwendwa of Kenya, Wallace Karia of Tanzania and Andrew Kamanga of Zambia all withdrew to leave only Pinnick and Nyamilandu in the race.
Pinnick prevailed in the elections to become the third Nigerian to be elected into the FIFA Council after Amos Adamu and Oyo Orok.
Earlier, South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe elected as the eighth President of CAF, becoming the first from his country to hold the position.