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BREAKING: Nigeria Wins CAF Seat As Pinnick Is voted In!!


President of the Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick has won a seat into the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football.

Pinnick defeated incumbent Moucharafou Anjorin of Benin Republic by 32 to 17 votes at the CAF Elective Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Earlier in the day, Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar beat long-serving incumbent Issa Hayatou by 34-20 votes, to become the first CAF president since 1988.

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Pinnick (Western Africa Zone B) joins Danny Jordaan (South Africa and Southern African zone), Musa Bility (Liberia and Western Africa Zone A) and Faozi Lekjaa (Morocco and Northern African Zone) as members who have been elected into the CAF Executive Committee.

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