Aisha Falode © supersport.com
Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) board chairperson, Aisha Falode has sent her warmest congratulations to Nigeria’s Confederation of African Football (Caf) executive committee member elect, Malvin Amaju Pinnick.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president defeated incumbent and Beninoise long standing member, Moucharafou Ayodele Anjorin to clinch the exalted seat with a convincing 32 votes to 17 in Thursday’s Caf elective Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Pinnick becomes the third Nigerian to occupy the coveted Caf seat after the late reverend administrator, Etubom Oyo Orok Oyo and Dr Amos Adamu.
Falode said the NFF boss victory is a trite confirmation of his doggedness and forthrightness on anything he believes in.
“On behalf of myself and the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) I wish to send my warmest congratulations to you (Malvin Amaju Pinnick) on your well-deserved victory at the Caf polls in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as executive committee member elect.
“Your success at the polls is almost foreclosed especially to innermost confidants who know you as dogged and just on any touchy matter on administration.
“Pinnick’s victory has captured the tide and wave of change almost sweeping the entire football confraternity.
“You election is certain to further drive the course of positive change and development in Nigeria’s football as well as the entire continent.
“We wholeheartedly rejoice with you, Nigerians, Africans and the world as we wish you the most fruitful tenure in office.
“We have special reason to be excited with your success as avowed believer, promoter and supporter of women empowerment and football development our interest is almost secured.
“We have no doubt that the course of development of women football in Nigeria and Africa will receive the highest audience.
“Once again accept our hearty congratulations,” said Falode to supersport.com.
The incumbent Africa’s football president and Cameroonian, Issa Hayatou equally lost his exalted seat to the Malagasy football boss, Ahmad Ahmad with an overwhelming 34/20 votes at the polls.