Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick has been appointed as CAF’s 1st Vice President.
CAF executive committee member Pinnick was named 1st Vice President earlier on Thursday after the body’s emergency committee members unanimously agreed for him to replace Kwesi Nyantakyi.
It is the highest position occupied by a Nigerian since the fall from grace of former executive committee member Amos Adamu.
Suspended Ghana FA President Nyantakyi resigned from the post after he was involved in the corruption scandal rocking his country’s football.
Constant Omari Selemani of DR Congo and Fouzi Lekjaa of Morocco remain the 2nd and 3rd Vice President respectively.
In what could be termed as double honours for Pinnick, he was also appointed match commissioner for three crucial games at the ongoing FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia.
The NFF President would be the match commissioner for Friday afternoon’s quarter-final clash between France and Uruguay, one of the semifinals and the third/fourth place playoff.