JUST IN: Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick dismissed as CAF 1st Vice-president

Published on: 18 July 2019

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Pinnick has been dismissed from his position as the first vice to the President of the Confederation of Africa Football, Dr. Ahmad Ahmad.

According to reports, the decision to fire the NFF boss from his position at CAF was taken after a crunch Executive Committee meeting on Thursday.

Amaju Pinnick who replaced former Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss Kwesi Nyantakyi is believed to have been fired for reportedly leading attacks on President Ahmad Ahmad.

In addition, reports indicate that the Nigerian is responsible for the recent troubles of the Madagascar ace after he was arrested by French authorities.

Mr. Pinnick has been replaced by Congolese football administrator and a member of the FIFA Council Omari Constant as 1st vice-president with Moroccan FA president Fouzi Lekjaa, becoming the 2nd vice-president.

South African Danny Jordan is now the 3rd vice-president as the leadership crisis continues to hit the continent's football governing body.

CAF seems to be going through leadership turmoil since president Ahmad was arrested by French authorities under bizarre circumstances last month.

Though he was released immediately without charge after being questioned over corruption probe as part of an inquiry opened on May 28 by Marseille investigators into corruption, breach of trust and forgery, there seems to be some bad energy hovering around some executive members of CAF who allegedly wants him gone.

Those top executives have been accused of masterminding the attack on the CAF boss.

The ongoing tension between Ahmad and some of the Executive Committee members heightened following the decision to appoint FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura as the 'FIFA General Delegate for Africa'.

She is expected to officially commence her work on August 1, 2019.