President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and Member of the FIFA Council, Amaju Pinnick has been handed a new role within the world football –governing body’s working group.
Pinnick has been under pressure to quit his position as NFF President after he failed to guide Nigeria’s Super Eagles to the 2022 World Cup finals set for Qatar.
However, the 51-year-old Delta State born football administrator appears to be gaining more international recognition with his latest appointment coming just few days after his decision to step down as the federation’s boss when his current reign comes to an end.
In a letter dated 11th April and signed by Véron Mosengo-Omba, General Secretary of the Confederation of African Football, the NFF boss was informed that he has been nominated by the President of CAF, Dr Joseph Motsepe to be part of the “newly established Working Group on Normalisation Committees.”
The CAF General Secretary wrote further: “This joint working group, to be led by FIFA, will analyze the applicable legal framework and the governance structure, mandate, and mission of Normalisation Committees, and make suggestions to the FIFA Council accordingly.
“We are confident that your nomination to this working group will positively contribute to the pertinent, and often essential, role played by Normalisation Committees in support of federations and towards the fulfillment of good governance practices.”