Pinnick Impeached as CAF 1st Vice President


The emerging report has it that Mr Amaju Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has been impeached as 1st Vice-President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). His removal took place on Thursday, 18th July 2019 at CAF Executive Committee meeting, after a well-attended congress in Cairo, Egypt.

It would be recalled that Pinnick was recently elevated to the position after the corruption case was brought against former Ghana FA President and CAF 1st VP, Kwesi Nyantakyi.

On Wednesday, 17th July 2019, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee agreed to allow 'Fédération Internationale de Football Association' which means in English as International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) Secretary-General take charge of the administration of CAF for a period of 6 months.

Also, the FIFA SEC-GEN is expected to take over the running of CAF in spite of objection by some Executive Committee members. Samoura will be in charge for an initial six-month period due to begin on August 1, with her team responsible to carry out a “full forensic audit” of CAF whose President, Ahmad Ahmad, is facing an allegation of corruption.

It can be recalled that Ahmad was arrested over corruption allegation in Paris, France on June 2019. The new leadership will emerge after the expiration of the 6-month forensic auditing in which, the fate of Ahamd led CAF leadership would be known.

However, Mr Pinnick has reacted to this development by congratulating the new excos.

​“I congratulate Omari, Lekjaa and Danny on the assumption of their new roles as 1st, 2nd and 3rd Vice CAF Presidents respectively,” Pinnick said.