The President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has been elected into the FIFA Executive Council.
Pinnick, 50, was elected as a member of the FIFA Council during the 43rd CAF Ordinary General Assembly, in Rabat, capital of Morocco, on Friday.
He beat Walter Nyamilandu of Malawi to the position. He is the third Nigerian to be elected into the FIFA council. Late Etubom Orok Oyo and Amos Adamu were the other Nigerians to have occupied that post.
The former Delta State Football Association chairman was also elected as the fifth vice-president of CAF.
Earlier in the day, South African billionaire, Patrice Motsepe, had emerged as the President of CAF, taking over from Ahmad Ahmad.
“Africa needs collective wisdom, but also the exceptional talent and wisdom of every (national football association) president and every member nation,” Motsepe said.
“When we all work together, football in Africa will experience success and growth that it has not enjoyed in the past,” he added.