CAF Election: How Pinnick beat noisy Neighbour Anjori, as CAF admits Zanzibar as 55th member

NFF’s President, Melvin Amaju Pinnick has won a place in the CAF Executive Committee thereby becoming the third Nigerian to occupy that position after late Etubom Orok Oyo Orok and Dr Amos Adamu.
In climbing to the exalted position, Pinnick crushed loquacious Anjorin Moucharafou from neighboring  Republic of Benin 32 to 17 votes.
NFF’s President, Melvin Amaju Pinnick has won a place in the CAF Executive Committee thereby becoming the third Nigerian to occupy that position after late Etubom Orok Oyo Orok and Dr Amos Adamu.
In climbing to the exalted position, Pinnick crushed loquacious Anjorin Moucharafou from neighboring  Republic of Benin 32 to 17 votes.

African football body admits Zanzibar as 55th member

Meanwhile, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) voted Thursday to admit Zanzibar as a full member of the continental body at its annual meeting in Ethiopia. The semi-autonomous archipelago off the coast of Tanzania was considered an associate member of CAF until member states unanimously approved its full membership.


“This is great… for Zanzibar and African football,” Zanzibar Football Association President Ravia Idarous Faina told delegates after the vote held at African Union headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

Zanzibar’s status as an associate of CAF meant its players could play in inter-club tournaments, but were not allowed to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations, said CAF media director Junior Binyam.

Footballers could also compete on the Tanzanian national team, he said. Zanzibar is the first new member of CAF admitted since South Sudan joined in 2012, bringing the total number of members states to 55.


CAF Election: How Pinnick beat noisy Neighbour Anjori, as CAF admits Zanzibar as 55th member CAF Election: How Pinnick beat noisy Neighbour Anjori, as CAF admits Zanzibar as 55th member Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Thursday, March 16, 2017 Rating: 5

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