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CAF Election 2017: Who Should Get Nigeria’s Vote?



On Tuesday, Nigeria’s sports minister, Solomon Dalung, officially endorsed the president of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick to contest for a position in the executive committee of Confederation of African Football, CAF later this month.

As for the election into the position of CAF President, Pinnick was also mandated to use discretion and vote for the candidate that will better serve the interest of Nigeria.

The two candidates are the incumbent, Issa Hayatou of Cameroon and challenger, Ahmad of Madagascar.

What is your take on the two candidates? Who should Amaju Pinnick vote for?

The poll is open now and will run through to 12 am on March 15.


Let’s hear your voice at the Sports Village Square. Your opinion may count.

Which CAF Presidential Candidate should get Nigeria’s support?
  • Ahmad 86%, 57 votes
    57 votes 86%
    57 votes - 86% of all votes
  • Hayatou 14%, 9 votes
    9 votes 14%
    9 votes - 14% of all votes
Total Votes: 66
February 28, 2017 6:18pm - March 15, 2017 12:00am
Voting is closed


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

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