Amaju Pinnick Retained As NFF Chairman, Makes History

The Nigerian Football Federation has retained its current, President, Amaju Pinnick. In Thursday’s vote, in the northern town of Katsina, the 43-year-old Pinnick, who is also the first Vice-President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), gained 34 votes to beat former NFF president Aminu Maigari, who received eight votes. Former NFF general secretary Taiwo Ogunjobi polled two votes, while there were no votes for amateur club owner Chinedu Okoye.

The majority of the previous executive committee was returned on the promise of continuity. Nigeria put itself on a collision course with FIFA in July when the government’s sports ministry directed the NFF to comply with the court order to overturn Pinnick’s 2014 election victory and recognize Giwa as its head.

He will run the football federation house for the next four years with his board members also retained, making him the first to retain his spot in the federation.

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