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NFF president, Amaju Pinnick elected into the Executive Council of the FIFA

Nigerian Football Federation president, Amaju Pinnick has been elected into the Fifa Council after a landslide victory.

The FIFA Executive Council is the highest decision making body at the arm of the World Football governing body.

He defeated Malawian FA president Walter Nyamilandu by 43 votes to eight during the Caf General Assembly held in Rabat on Friday.

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Pinnick will be joined by Hany Abou Rida from Egypt, 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.

He started his career as the chair of the Delta Sports Commission in 2010. Subsequently, he was appointed chair of Delta State Football Association in 2011 and becomes the third Nigerian elected into the prestigious council after Oyo Orok Oyo (1980-1988) and Amos Adamu (2006-2010).

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