Just in: Amaju Pinnick gets huge FIFA appointment

Just in: Amaju Pinnick gets huge FIFA appointment

_ The NFF president Amaju Pinnick has given an appointment by the world football governing body FIFA

- The 43-year-old is now a member of FIFA's Organising Committee for Competitions.

- Pinnick is also a candidate for election into the executive committee of Confederation of African Football

World football ruling body FIFA, has named the president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick into one of its most important committees – the Organising Committee for Competitions.

Just in: Amaju Pinnick gets huge FIFA appointment

Just in: Amaju Pinnick gets huge FIFA appointment

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Pinnick’s letter of appointment, dated January 18, 2017 and signed by Fatma Samoura, the secretary general, read inter alia: “We are very pleased to inform you that you have been appointed member of the organising committee for FIFA competitions. We wish you our sincere congratulations on this appointment.

“The FIFA administration is at your disposal through the following administration officer, who will be in contact with you regarding the upcoming meetings and any further aspects relating to your office as member of this committee: Colin Smith, chief competitions officer.

“We wish you great success and enjoyment in this role at FIFA and look forward to welcoming you soon to Zurich.”

In line with the new FIFA reforms, each proposed member of any of the committees was made to go through a comprehensive integrity check conducted by several organisations of global relevance and stature.

As a member of the CAF organising committee for the Africa Cup of Nations, Pinnick is presently at the 31st Africa Cup finals ongoing in Gabon, and will be match commissioner for the potentially –explosive West African derby between Mali and Ghana.

Pinnick is also a candidate for election into the executive committee of Confederation of African Football (CAF).

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The CAF elections will take place at the 39th Ordinary General Assembly of the organization in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on March 16, 2017.

Source: Sports.naij.com

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