NFF President, Amaju Pinnick Cleared By FIFA To Contest FIFA Council Elections
The FIFA Council is the highest decision-making body in world football.
In November 2020, Pinnick announced his intention to contest for a seat on the FIFA council following speculations that he will not run for the next Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidency.
In a letter dated January 26, the Chairman of the FIFA Review Committee, Mukul Mudgal, informed Pinnick of his eligibility for the position.
The letter reads in part;
We refer to our correspondence dated 18 November 2020 regarding the subject matter. In this regard, we kindly inform you that the Review Committee has declared you eligible for the position of member of the FIFA Council.
Amaju started his football administration career at Delta state football association.
He became the chairman of the association, before becoming an executive member of the Nigeria Football Federation and is presently leading Nigerian football as the president of the NFF.