Tuesday, May 17

JUST IN: CAF Adopts Infantino’s Directive, As Nigeria’s Pinnick Gets Closer To FIFA Council Election Victory

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Frankie Omokhua

Nigeria Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick, is getting close to being victorious in the FIFA Council election which holds this Friday in Morocco after the withdrawal of three top contenders in the race.

Wallace Karia of Tanzania dropped out on Wednesday, Andrew Kamanga of Zambia on Thursday while Gambia’s Lamine Bajo also withdrew to pave way for the Nigerian representative.

However, Nick Mwendwa of Kenya and incumbent Walter Nyamilandu of Malawi are still in the race to slug it out with Pinnick.

According to reports, more last minute withdrawals are expected in order to narrow the contest to two candidates for the Anglophone seat on the FIFA Council.

Meanwhile, latest reports from Rabat say FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, is pushing for the appointment of Morocco’s Fouzi Lekjaa and Pinnick as the two extra Vice Presidents to join Augustin Senghor, Ahmad Yahya and Souleymane Waberi in a new power-sharing agreement.

To this end, the CAF Congress is said to have adopted Infantino’s directive to expand the composition of the top hierachy of Vice presidents from 3 to 5.

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