World football–ruling body, FIFA has formally ‘welcomed’ the President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick back to the fold of its elite Football Family, following his re-election as NFF president at the elective congress in Katsina on September 20. This is a tradition after every member of a FIFA committee is elected or re-elected into position in his country’s FA or confederation.
At the meeting of one of FIFA’s most influential panels in Zurich, Switzerland yesterday (Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions, of which Pinnick is member), the Nigerian received a special thumbs-up from FIFA President, Gianni Infantino.
It would be recalled that in the city of Katsina, an overwhelming majority of members of the Nigerian Football Congress endorsed Pinnick for a fresh four –year term.
On Sunday, September 30, the NFF boss was formally inaugurated as First Vice President of the Confederation of African Football, taking his place beside CAF President, Ahmad at the 12th CAF Extra-Ordinary General Assembly in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.