Breaking News: Pinnick Wins FIFA Council Election

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Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick was on Friday ( today) elected into the FIFA Council at the Confederation of African Football ’s 43 rd General Assembly in Rabat , Morocco .

Amaju secured a seat in the FIFA Council following spate of withdrawals from the race by contestants prior to the election . Gambian Lamine Bajo , Nicholas Mwendwa of Kenya , Wallace Karia ( Tanzania ) and Andrew Kamanga ( Zambia ) all withdrew from the race leaving only Pinnick and incumbent Walter Nyamilandu in the race, which was expected to produce two winners .

He also becomes the fifth Vice -President of CAF .

Other CAF vice presidents are Augustin Senghor ( first Vice – President ) , Ahmed Yahya ( second Vice – President ) , Souleiman Waberi ( third Vice – President ) and Fouzi Lekjaa ( fourth Vice – President ) .
Meanwhile, Africa ’s ninth richest man, Patrice Motsepe , is the new President of the Confederation of African Football .
Motsepe , who becomes the first man from an Anglophone country to lead the organisation , won unopposed .
He was elected to replace Ahmad Ahmad , who has been banned from all football – related activities for two years for financial misconduct by FIFA .

Motsepe will serve a four – year term until the next elective congress in 2025 .
Also, the billionaire mining magnate will step down as president of Mamelodi Sudowns for the duration of his CAF presidency .

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Motsepe has since indicated that his oldest son Tlhopie will become the club ’ s president in his absence .

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