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Amaju Pinnick NFF boss wins CAF Executive Committee election CAF election: Nigeria's Amaju defeats Benin's Anjorin
Tracy Craig | 18 March, 2017, 01:40

Shortly after the CAF Congress returned from the 30 minutes break after the presidential election, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, was also elected into the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

But if you're still wondering who Mr Ahmad is and how he managed to oust Issa Hayatou from a position he held since 1988, here's some background into the man, Ahmad Ahmad.

Pinnick won the West African Zone B seat into the Caf executive committee by defeating Benin Republic's Anjorin Moucharafou.

"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.

Chiyangwa was Ahmad's campaign manager.

Meanwhile, other African nations have hailed the move as a seismic change for African football.

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Around the same time, TheCable gathered that senate president Bukola Saraki was unhappy with the pressure Dalung was putting on Pinnick, especially after Ahmad had sought support from him and the sports minister, during a visit to Nigeria.

"This is great for Zanzibar and African football", Zanzibar Football Association (ZFA) President Ravia Idarous Faina said in the Ethiopian capital.

CAF's 53 member associations (minus Eritrea, which could not vote as they have not competed in recent competitions) finally made the decision on who would carry the confederation forward. The 57-year-old has promised to modernize the body and make it more transparent.

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

"And Caf is receiving $5 million‚ which he [Ahmad] said will be distributed to the national associations".

Who is new CAF boss Ahmad? An associate of Bin Hammam called Amadou Diallo was linked in 2011 to alleged irregular payments during the 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting votes.

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