President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick has been elected into the FIFA Council.
Pinnick becomes only the second Nigerian – after Amos Adamu –to be elected into the Council of the world football governing body.
He was elected during CAF’s General Assembly which took place in Morocco today.
One of the biggest contenders, Andrew Kamanga of Zambia pulled out of the race two days ago to clear the path for Pinnick to swoop for his votes.
In his reaction, Pinnick thanked president Muhammadu Buhari for his support, adding that his election into the exalted FIFA council is a call to serve and an opportunity to further help African football grow.