Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president, Melvin Amaju Pinnick has been appointed to fully supervise this weekend’s election into the executive committee of Liberia Football Association (LFA).
The call to duty is coming for Pinnick from Confederation of African Football (CAF) and global sanctioning body for the round leather game, FIFA, who both charged the NFF boss to ensure a level playing field for all candidates in the polls on Saturday, September 8.
This is an additional fillip for Pinnick, who was in July elevated to the post of CAF vice–president.
Pinnick replaced Ghana’s Kwesi Nyantakyi, who resigned in the wake of many corruption allegations against him, sparked by an undercover investigation in his country.
Pinnick thus became the first Nigerian to hold the second highest executive position at the continental body, as Oyo Orok Oyo was second Vice President before being named an honorary Vice President, while Amos Adamu was an only executive committee member.
A statement signed by CAF general secretary, Amr Fahmy disclosed that the continental body’s president, Ahmad Ahmad affirmed Pinnick’s appointment after consultation with the Emergency Committee
“This decision is immediately applicable, in accordance with article 27 para. 2 of the Statutes, which will be ratified by the Executive Committee in its session scheduled on the 27 and 28 of September 2018,” Fahmy’s stated.