Amaju Pinnick has been removed as 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The decision was taken during the body’s Executive Committee meeting in Cairo on Thursday.
Per Osasu Obayiuwana, @PinnickAmaju has been removed as @CAF_Online 1st Vice-President. The action was taken at CAF’s ongoing exco committee meeting, taking place after the conclusion of Thursday’s congress. Details to follow.Soon.
Breaking: @PinnickAmaju has been removed as @CAF_Online 1st Vice-President. The action was taken at CAF’s ongoing exco committee meeting, taking place after the conclusion of Thursday’s congress. Details to follow. Soon. pic.twitter.com/Tv743SyRkN
— Osasu Obayiuwana (@osasuo) July 18, 2019
Pinnick himself was elevated to the position after the corruption case brought against former Ghana FA President and CAF 1st VP, Kwesi Nyantakyi.
CAF’s executive committee on Wednesday have agreed to allow FIFA Secretary General take charge of the administration of CAF for a period of 6 Months.
“However, It comes despite some Executive Committee members voicing their opposition to Samoura, who will retain her FIFA role, being parachuted in to intervene in the day-to-day running of the CAF amid its governance crisis,” Liam Morgan [insidethegames.biz] wrote.
Samoura will be in charge for an initial six-month period due to begin in August, with her team responsible for carrying out a “full forensic audit” of CAF, whose President Ahmad has been embroiled in allegations of wrongdoing and was arrested over corruption charges in Paris last month.