Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick has denied reports making the rounds that he will soon be confirmed as first vice-president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Pinnick is a close ally of CAF boss Ahmad Ahmad, who he backed before the election which ousted long-time boss Issa Hayatou in March.
“He (Amaju) is definitely the most powerful football administrator living or dead. Amaju Pinnick will be first vice president of CAF anytime soon,” a highly placed Abuja-based Sports Journalist, Adewale Ajayi wrote on a social media platform.
“Take this to the bank. In a matter of weeks from now, Pinnick will be confirmed first vice president of CAF, thereby becoming the most powerful football administrator ever in the history of Nigerian football.”
The speculation came following reports that CAF vice-president Kwesi Nyantakyi is seeking a seat in the FIFA Council.
But when asked by busybuddiesng.com if there is any vacancy for the vice-president position? Amaju replied “No Vacancy.”
Pinnick, who had earlier been appointed chairman of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) and into the Media Committees of CAF, won a seat on the Executive Committee of CAF in March 2017 after defeating Benin Republic Football Federation President Anjorin Moucharafou.
Writer: Kingsley Oyero