Amaju Pinnick is the new CAF vice president
Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed Amaju Pinnick, who is the FA President for Nigeria has been appointed the new first vice President , according to a released signed by the General secretary for CAF Amr Fahmy on today July 5, 2018 in Cairo
Mr Pinnick replaces former Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi who was captured taking $65, 000 in an explosive investigative piece by renowned undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
A statement from CAF said the decision is immediately applicable in accordance to Article 27: paragraph 2of the status, which will be ratified by the executive in its section scheduled on September 27 and 28, 2018.
Kwesi Nyantakyi has been at the helm of Ghana Football from December 2005 till 7th June 2018.
He resigned from as the FA Boss on Friday June 8, after the Government of Ghana announced that it was taking steps to dissolve the FA.
The WA All Stars bankroller has since been under investigation over his acts.
He has already been suspended by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) hence preventing him from getting involved in any football activities.
The former FIFA council member resigned as President of the Ghana FA after he was caught in the video scandal.
Apart from being the second in command at CAF, Nyantakyi, who is a lawyer and a banker was also a FIFA Council member, a position he has also officially quit after the world’s football body handed him a provisional 90-day ban.
The former WAFU – the West Africa’s football body – boss has denied any wrong doing but apologized for “indiscretion.”
He has pledged to address the media in the coming days on the issues raised in the widely publicized piece by Anas.
Read the full statement below