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CAF turns down Pinnick’s nomination for FIFA seat

07 September 2016, 18:09

Lagos - The desire of Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick to get a seat on FIFA Council has hit the rock as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has rejected his nomination, African Football reports.

Ahead of the election into the FIFA Council on September 29, CAF shortlisted seven candidates, with no Nigerian represented.

Also read: Senate president Saraki wants peace in Nigeria football

On the shortlist are Almamy Kabele Camara (Guinea); Suketu Patel (Sychelles); Kwesi Nyantakyi (Ghana); Ahmad (Madagascar); Augustin Senghor (Senegal); Hamidou Djibrilla (Niger) and Chabur Goc Alei (South Sudan).

They will now undergo an integrity test before their names are ratified for the ballot.

News24 had reported that Pinnick appealed to the Nigerian Senate to create an enabling environment for his administration to run football in the country.

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