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CAF General Assembly Opens with Exco Meeting





Confederation of African Football (CAF) delegates are settling down in Addis, Ethiopia as the time ticks to Thursday for a potentially dramatic election into the executive committee. President of AIPS, Africa, Mitchell Obi, reports that the executive committee meeting of the body has commenced.

However, Nigeria has no representative on the committee and will only hope to make a dramatic re-entry after Thursday’s election.

In the 60 year old history of the continental body, only two Nigerians – Etubom Oyo Orok Orok and Amos Adamu had been members of the executive committee.


Nigeria’s football boss, Amaju Pinnick is gunning for a place in the executive committee and has to contend with incumbent, Moucharaf Anjorin who in the past elections defeated Nigeria’s duo of Ibrahim Galadima and Aminu Maigari.

According to Mitchell Obi, Anjorin was on Monday night seen in high spirits and exchanging pleasantries with many around. He is also the chairman of media committee of CAF and reputed for his loyalty and dedicated service to Issa Hayatou.

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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  1. Alade

    March 14, 2017 6:31pm at 6:31 pm

    Excos please let it be objectivity and not politics please for the sake of our football. Happy deliberations

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