The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Melvin Pinnick has confirmed that he will not be voting for incumbent president the Confederation of African Football (CAF) of Issa Hayatou during the CAF elections.
Cameroonian, Hayatou has been president of CAF since 1988 and his looking to be reelected for his eighth term in office, but he faces a stiff competition from Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar when the election holds on Thursday, March 16 in Ethiopia.
Ahmad has disclosed that Pinnick is a “close ally” and he has won over the trust of the former Delta State FA boss, who is also vying for a seat in the CAF executive committee running against incumbent member Anjorin Moucharafou who is also the head of Benin Republic Football Federation.
“NFF president President Amaju Pinnick is a close ally and he supports my bid to head CAF,” Ahmad said in an interview with Brila 88.9 FM.
“I’m preparing for the CAF election like any other election. We want change in the Confederation,” he added..