President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick says he is still a member of the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
He stated this in a statement posted on his verified Twitter handle on Thursday.
Pinnick’s statement was in reaction to his removal as the first Vice President of the African football governing body.
He explained that he was removed after his first tenure expired, in line with Article 22(4) of the CAF statutes.
The NFF President noted that the CAF President Ahmad Ahmad did not propose his renewal, adding that he has no negative feeling towards the decision.
He said it was an excellent opportunity to serve as Africa’s number two football administrator and congratulated his successor.
Read Pinnick’s full statement below:
By now, you must have seen an official statement from the events of today’s (Thursday) 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.
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.
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.
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