SAN FRANCISCO, May 08, (THEWILL) – President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Melvin Pinnick has been appointed president of Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, and the Media Committees of the Confederation of African Football, CAF.
The NFF boss will, by the new office, oversee the AFCON committee whereby he will take charge of the organization of all nations cup tournaments.
Former Caf President, Issa Hayatou chaired the last AFCON committee.
Pinnick’s appointment was made on Monday at the ongoing first Executive Committee meeting of the CAF taking place at the Sheraton Hotel in Manama, Bahrain.
This is the maiden meeting since the elective General Assembly of 16 March 2017 where Ahmad Ahmad emerged as the new CAF president and Pinnick was voted into the Federations’ Executive Committee.
Meanwhile, the president of Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi was named 1st Vice President and Congolese Constant Omari the second Vice President of CAF respectively.
The South African Football Association, SAFA, President, Danny Jordan is chairman of Marketing and TV Committee of CAF, while former Zambia FA President and African football legend, Kalusha Bwalya is chairman of CAF Technical and Development committee.
Fifteen 15 points are on the agenda, with the background outlining matters to be implemented in the next four years by the new executive elected in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and led by CAF President Ahmad.