President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has been elected into the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) Council.
Pinnick was elected for a four-year term on Friday in Rabat, Morocco at the 43rd CAF ordinary general assembly.
He defeated Malawi’s Walter Nyamilandu, the incumbent, after gathering 43 votes as against eight by his opponent
The election also saw Pinnick become a member of CAF’s Executive Committee and emerge as its Fifth Vice-President.
Pinnick is the third Nigerian to be elected into the FIFA highest decision-making organ, after the late Orok Oyo and Amos Adamu.
Meanwhile South African Patrice Motsepe was confirmed as Confederation of African Football (CAF) president in Rabat Friday.
Motsepe is the ninth richest man in Africa with a personal wealth estimated at $2.9 billion (2.4 billion euros) by Forbes magazine. He owns 2016 CAF Champions League winners Mamelodi Sundowns.
He becomes the 8 CAF president and takes over from Ahmad Ahmad