The Confederation of African Football, CAF have announced Amaju Pinnick as the new 1st Vice President of the body. 

Pinnick has been chosen as the replacement for Ghanaian Football Association's Kwesi Nyantakyi who resigned last month from the post.  

An official confirmation was posted on the CAF website on Thursday for Pinnick who was told earlier this week to vacate his position as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation owing to a Supreme Court ruling.

"Following the resignation of the 1st Vice-President Mr. Kwesi NYANTAKYI, CAF President, after consulting the members of the Emergency Committee, appointed Mr. Amaju Melvin PINNICK as 1st Vice-President.

" 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." the statement on CAF website.

Pinnick's appointment as the number two man as far as African football is concerned is quite historic as no Nigerian has occupied such an exalted position in recent times

Since becoming a Member of the CAF Executive Committee in March 2017, Pinnick has facilitated the appointment of several Nigerians into FIFA and CAF Committees.

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