Embattled Nigeria Football federation [NFF] President Melvin Amaju Pinnick has been appointed the new CAF 1st Vice President after Kwesi Nyantakyi resigned following the prevailing situation in Ghana, Soka25east.com reports.
In a statement from CAF, Pinnick was appointed after CAF President Dr. Ahmad consulted the members of the emergency committee .
“The CAF President, after consulting with members of the emergency committee have appointed Melvin Amaju Pinnick as CAF 1st Vice President.
“The decision is immediately applicable, in accordance with article 27 paragraph 2 of the statutes, which will be ratified by the executive committee in their session scheduled for 27 and 28 September 2018,” the communiqué read in part.
Pinnick in addition doubles up as a CAF Executive committee member as well as President of the Africa Cup Of Nations [AFCON] organizing committee.