Just in: Amaju Pinnick removed as CAF 1st Vice President

Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Issa Hayatou (L) speaks with Nigerian FA chairman Amaju Pinnick as they attend the African Footballer of the Year Awards in Abuja, on January 5, 2017. Algerian and Leicester striker Riyad Mahrez has been crowned the CAF African best Footballer for 2016 and beating former best player and Gabonese forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sehegalese striker Sadio Mane, for the continent's most prestigious individual award. / AFP / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

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.


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.


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