Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President Amaju Pinnick hopes to pick not less than 40 votes out of the 53 in today’s FIFA Council election in Rabat, Morocco, if the projection by NFF Secretary General, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, is anything to go by.
The 43rd Ordinary General Assembly of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) holds today with 14 candidates contesting for six seats allocated to the continent in the FIFA Council. There are 37 members in the exalted chamber of football’s world governing body.
The Guardian learnt yesterday that two candidates out of five in the Anglophone zone stepped down for the Nigerian candidate, Pinnick, yesterday. The five countries are Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi and The Gambia. (Guardian)