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Amaju Pinnick set to become CAF president

The president of the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick is likely to become acting president of the Confederation of African Football, CAF.

This is following the arrest of CAF president Ahmad Ahmad in Paris today. He was arrested at his hotel on allegations of financial misappropriation.

CAF’s bylaws permits Amaju Pinnick, who is the first vice president, to assume CAF presidential duties for a transitional period of four months before convening an elective extraordinary meeting.

“If the President ceases exercising his functions on a permanent basis the first Vice President shall assume the presidency, and shall be obliged to convene an Extraordinary General Assembly, in accordance with these Statutes. The Extraordinary General Assembly shall elect a new President, within a period not exceeding four (4)
months from the time the office of President becomes conclusively vacant.”

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