President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has formally submitted his nomination to contest for a seat on the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in March 2017.
Top CAF sources informed that the nomination papers of the NFF boss have been received.
The last Nigerian to have a seat on the executive committee was Amos Adamu before being slapped a three-year ban by FIFA for breaching bribery rules after an investigative operation by The Sunday Times of UK.
Ibrahim Galadima and Aminu Miagari have failed in recent times to be elected on the CAF executive committee.
Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi and Anjorin Moucharafou of Benin FA are the incumbent representatives of Zone 3 (Zone West B), which covers Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Togo, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire and Niger as well.
It would also be recalled that Pinnick, who is in his first term as NFF boss, was not endorsed for the September elections into the FIFA council, which got Nyantakyi to be among the decision makers of the world football governing body.