The embattled President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, is set to take another crucial role at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The newly-appointed CAF 1st Vice President has been confirmed as the Match Commissioner for the first semi-final match between France and Belgium billed for Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.

The match will begin at 7:00 p.m. Nigeria time.

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The potentially explosive clash at the 67,000-capacity Zenit Arena will be the fifth match Pinnick would commission at the finals in Russia.

Despite his baggage of troubles at home, Pinnick remains the only Nigerian involved at such high level of operation at the FIFA World Cup.

Last Friday in Nizhny Novgorod, Pinnick was also the Match Commissioner of the quarter final clash between France and Uruguay which the Blues won.

It has been confirmed that Pinnick would also commission the 2018 FIFA World Cup third place match in Saint Petersburg on Saturday.


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