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President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick has been elected into the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) council after a landslide victory.
Pinnick defated Malawian FA president Walter Nyamilandu by 43 votes to eight during the Caf General Assembly held in Rabat, Morocco on Friday.
Following several withdrawals prior to the elections, Pinnick and Malawi’s Walter Nyamilandu were the only two candidates left from the anglophone block.
He becomes the third Nigerian elected into the prestigious council after Oyo Orok Oyo (1980-1988) and Amos Adamu (2006-2010).
Pinnick will be joined by Egypt’s Hany Abou Rida, Morocco’s Fouzi Lekjaa, Mali’s Mamoutou Toure, Benin’s Mathurin De Chacus and Sierra Leone’s Aisha Johansen in the main decision-making organisation of the world football governing body.