President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has been dismissed from his continental role as a Vice-President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and replaced by South Africa’s Danny Jordaan.
Pinnick had occupied the position of first vice-president of CAF since July 2018.
According to BBC, no reason was given for his removal by CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, who signed an agreement with FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Thursday to confirm the appointment of FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura as a ‘General Delegate for Africa’.
“It has been an excellent opportunity to serve as the number two football administrator in the entire African continent,” Pinnick said in a statement.
“My commitment to the game is perpetual while my support for my colleagues in the Executive Committee remains steadfast.”
Pinnick’s exit means a reshuffling of Ahmad’s vice-presidents, with Constant Omari of DR Congo and Moroccan Faouzi Lekjaa moving up from second and third vice-president respectively.
Jordaan will now act as third vice-president. Lekjaa, meanwhile, is facing a possible ban by CAF after the Ethiopian football federation accused the Morocco Football Federation president of assaulting the referee following the African Champions League final between Wydad Casablanca and Tunisia’s Esperance.