FIFA Council: Pinnick Coasting To Victory AS Three Candidates Step-down

FIFA Council: Pinnick Coasting To Victory AS Three Candidates Step-down

By Amaechi Agbo

Ahead of today’s Confederation of Africa Football, CAF elections, Nigeria’s Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick is reportedly cruising to victory in his quest to be a member of FIFA Council, can report

Latest report from Rabat, Morocco, venue of the election indicates that three of Pinnick’s challengers, Zambian, The Gambian as well as the Tanzanian have all stepped down for the former CAF First Vice President.

According to MFM FC Director of Sports, Godwin Enakhena, he noted Friday morning that the withdrawal of the three candidates has left the NFF boss with only two other candidates of Malawi and Kenya to contend with.

“Amaju Pinnick coasting to victory in FIFA Council election. Candidates from Zambia, Gambia and Tanzania step down to support the NFF boss.

“That leaves Malawian and Kenyan candidates in the race with him. FG delegation arrives Morocco, election is from 10am today,” he said in tweet post by 1am Friday morning.

However, it was not clear if the Zambian candidate Kamanga Ndanga Andrew has discontinued his ambition as he was listed by CAF as one of the candidates due to vie for a seat at FIFA Council.

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari endorsed Pinnick’s candidature last week Thursday

In the list of candidates vying for various positions in the election and posted by 2021 08:52 PM on March 11, CAF named Kamanga Ndanga Andrew, President, Football Association of Zambia, FAZ; Nicholas Mwendwa Kithuku of Kenya and Malawin’s Walter Nyamilandou as candidates to slug it out with Pinnick for the sole seat from the West Africa Zone.

Meanwhile South Africa’s Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe will be confirmed as CAF’s new president after he was listed as the only candidate vying for the presidency of the confederation.

The 43rd CAF General Assembly will take place in Rabat, Morocco on Friday, March 12th, 2021.

You can follow it live here form 10:00 (local time) and 09h00 (GMT).

This will also be the elective congress where Member Associates will elect the new President of CAF.

How can you follow?

General Assembly to be available LIVE on CAF YouTube page and other CAF Digital platforms.


Welcome Remarks


Roll call

Verification that the notification and composition of the General Assembly comply with the provisions of the Statutes

Address by the President of the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF)

The designation of three (3) members to check the official minutes

The designation of scrutinizers

The suspension or expulsion of a member, where appropriate

The approval of the minutes of the Ordinary General Assembly held on the 11th of December 2020 by videoconference

The activity report covering the period since the previous General Assembly Meeting inclusive of the zonal unions’ activity report

The presentation of the audited statement of accounts

The report of the Audit Committee

The approval of the annual revised accounts and budget

The appointment of auditors, as appropriate

The admission and/or resignation of Members, as appropriate

The consideration of proposals for amendments to CAF Statutes, and to the regulations governing the application of Statutes, as well as to CAF General Assembly’s Rules of Procedures

Discussion of proposals received from National Associations and Executive Committee, provided these were submitted in conformity with Para. 8 of Article 17, as appropriate

Matters tabled in conformity with Article 17 Para. 8 of CAF Statutes

The election of CAF President

The election of CAF Executive Committee members

The election of the African representatives to the FIFA Council

The election of the President and Vice-President of CAF’s Audit and Compliance committee as appropriate

The election of the Presidents and Vice-Presidents of CAF’s judicial bodies, as appropriate

The election of the President and Vice-Presidents of the governance Committee as appropriate

Other reports

Any Other Business.

Press Conference

A press conference will follow the General Assembly. It will be streamed LIVE on CAF YouTube page and other CAF Digital platforms.

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