Newly-elected FIFA council member, Amaju Pinnick, attended his first FIFA executive committee meeting on Friday.
Pinnick was elected at the CAF congress last Friday in Morocco, beating Malawi’s Walter Nyamilandu to pick a seat on the highest decision making body in world football.
The president of the Nigeria football federation was one of the thirty-seven FIFA council members who met online on Friday to discuss pressing issues concerning world football.
The FIFA Council addressed the refusal of clubs to release players for international duty amid Covid-19 quarantines and travel restrictions with the hope of convincing clubs to release invited players in the coming days.
Pinnick also confirmed that the Confederation of Africa Football, CAF, has approved for fans to watch the 2022 Nations cup qualifier between the Super Eagles and the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on the 30th of March.
CAF gave the approval in response to Nigeria’s request to allow a limited number of fans watch the game.