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Amaju Pinnick Speaks After He Is Removed As CAF Vice-President
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Amaju Pinnick Speaks After He Is Removed As CAF Vice-President

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Nigeria Football Federation boss, Amaju Pinnick has spoken after his removal as CAF's first Vice-President on Thursday.

The decision to remove Pinnick from the position he has held for two years came after president Ahmad Ahmad opted not to renew it at the CAF Congress after its expiration.

In a statement that was shared on his social media pages, the former chairman of the Delta State Sports Commission said:

"By now, you must have seen an official statement from the events of today's CAF Congress in Egypt. To reiterate; The term of the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Vice-Presidents of the Confederation of African Football expires after two years, in line with Article 22(4) of the CAF statutes.

"My renewal was not proposed by the CAF President and I'm in total agreement with that decision as well.

"I accepted the decision of the President as it aligned with my own views, having considered matters surrounding the administration of African Football which has dovetailed into the Nigerian Football space.

The 50-year-old, however, confirmed that he was still a top member of the Executive committee as he congratulated those who've made the move up.

"I'm still a member of the CAF Executive Committee though and I'll continue to work to ensure that football on the continent gets its deserved value," the post continued.

"It has been an excellent opportunity to serve as the Number Two football administrator on the continent and my commitment to the game is perpetual while my support for my colleagues in the Executive Committee remains steadfast.

"Hearty congratulations to Omari, Lekja and Danny, on their new roles as 1st, 2nd & 3rd Vice-Presidents respectively. -AMP."