Amaju Pinnick has been dismissed from his role as a vice-president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Pinnick who has served as the first vice-president of Caf since July 2018, has been replaced by South Africa’s Danny Jordaan.
No reason was given for his removal by Caf President Ahmad, who signed an agreement with Fifa President Gianni Infantino on Thursday to confirm the appointment of Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura as a ‘General Delegate for Africa’.
“My renewal was not proposed by the CAF President and I’m in total agreement with that decision as well.
“I accepted the decision of the President as it aligned with my own views, having considered matters surrounding the administration of African Football which has dovetailed into the Nigerian Football space.
“I’m still a member of the CAF Executive Committee though and I’ll continue to work to ensure that football on the continent gets its deserved value.
“It has been an excellent opportunity to serve as the number two football administrator in the entire African continent,” Pinnick said in a statement.
“My commitment to the game is perpetual while my support for my colleagues in the Executive Committee remains steadfast.”
Pinnick’s exit means a reshuffling of Ahmad’s vice-presidents, with Constant Omari of DR Congo and Moroccan Faouzi Lekjaa moving up from second and third vice-president respectively.
Jordaan, who played a key role at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa – the only time the tournament has ever been played on the continent, will now act as third vice-president.