BY KUNLE SOLAJA.
As the Organising Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations prepares for its first meeting under the new regime of Ahmad, most likely to be on the agenda is the making up of mode of filling the additional eight slots created by the expansion of the tournament from 16 team format to 24 after the qualifying series had kicked off.
Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick is the chairman of the committee, becoming the first person outside the CAF President to head a committee for Africa’s premier football competition. According to a release by the Media Department of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Pinnick will be travelling to Cairo on Wednesday to preside over the meeting.
NFF President Amaju Pinnick will on Wednesday in Cairo, Egypt preside over his first meeting as President of the Organizing Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations.
The Committee on AFCON is the largest in CAF, having about 35 members, and most of them being presidents of member associations. The 1st Vice President is South Africa FA boss, Dr. Danny Jordaan while Zimbabwe FA boss, Dr. Philip Chiyangwa is the 2nd Vice President.
A media release from the NFF speculates that the principal agenda for Wednesday’s meeting at the CAF Headquarters is the AFCON 2019 and the issues around it, including the facility audit company to be appointed for auditing of the facilities that Cameroon has put forward for the hosting, and a decision to be taken on when the company will visit that country.