Amaju Pinnick who is heading the Organising Committee of Africa Cup of Nations has become the first Nigerian to head the lead continental football organizing committee in 60 years.
He will be assisted in the committee by Dr. Philip Chiyangwa, the president of the Zimbabwe FA who is the deputy chairman of the powerful committee.
Pinnick was also named President of AFCON, Media Committee.
Also on Monday, the CAF Executive Committee named the President of Ghana FA, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi as 1st Vice President, with his DR Congo opposite number, Omani Constant Selemani, named the 2nd Vice President.
President of South Africa Football Association, Dr. Danny Jordaan, a former university lecturer and parliamentarian who was chief organizer of the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals, was named chairman of the Marketing and TV Committee, while 1988 African Player of the Year, Kalusha Bwalya heads the Technical and Development Committee.
Sierra Leone FA boss, Isha Johansen heads the Women’s Football Committee.
President of Uganda FA, Moses Magogo was co-opted into the CAF Executive Committee for 2017-2021 cycle.
In the poll for the remaining African member of the FIFA Council, Hani Abo Rida of Egypt defeated former Cameroonian FIFA Development Officer Zelkifli Ngoufonja by 50 votes to four.