Friday, 23 June, 2017

Pinnick elected into CAF executive committee

Landslide victory as Amaju Pinnick wins CAF executive committee seat NFF President Amaju Pinnick
Arthur Frazier | 18 March, 2017, 01:41

The ZFA will now have a vote on all CAF issues but they were not permitted to cast their vote in the Presidential election, where Ahmad Ahmad beat incumbent Issa Hayatou, ending the Cameroonian's 29 year reign at the helm of the body.

Nyamilandu said he expect more from the new CAF president as he takes office.

As an immediate outcome of Hayatou's defeat, his senior vice president Suketu Patel of the Seychelles pulled out of his bid to win re-election to the organisation's executive committee, leaving CAF without its influential financial chief.

"It is annoying that a FIFA president influenced this election for his own interest", said Hayatou supporter Opes Manuel Nascimento, the head of the Guinea-Bissau soccer federation.

Football deserves better than what Hayatou was giving us and, hopefully, Ahmad and his crew - which will be getting a lot of input from Chiyangwa - will sort this mess so that the best teams win tournaments on this continent. "We want anyone with a love for football and ideas on how to improve the game to feel they can come and discuss this with us", Ahmad said on Friday.

The 70-year-old from Cameroon left the congress room when Thursday's result was announced without commenting, led away by the arm by one of his aides.

Steve Agnew: 'I believe we will stay in the Premier League'
Mourinho would not name names, but it is clear that he feels that the Middlesbrough players pushed Karanka out of the club. "I'm capable of drip-feeding ideas into the group that will pay dividends", said Agnew.

The Madagascar Football Federation president ran his successful campaign under the banner of change, which he believes is necessary within African soccer's governing body.

The affable Ghana FA Boss who was also re-elected as the Anglophone representative on the FIFA Council advised that people should not get jealous over others who have risen to high positions in life.

Infantino called for support for the new CAF president after witnessing Thursday's coup.

This time Hayatou was beaten by a man who campaigned on promises to modernize CAF, and make it more transparent and trustworthy.

He had been challenged for the Caf presidency only twice before and both times won with landslide victories.

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