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