AFCON 2015: In Eagles’ absence, NFF boss Pinnick soars
THOUGH feeling the pang of the Super Eagles’ failure to qualify for and participate to defend their continental crown at the 30th Africa Cup of Nations finals on-going in Equatorial Guinea, President of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Pinnick has been soaring high in his role as Match Commissioner at the tournament.
There are a number of prominent Nigeria football administrators working at the tournament, including Paul Bassey (General Coordinator), Emeka Inyama, and Samson Adamu (Assistant General Coordinator).
However, the NFF President has been shining brightly, after he was appointed Match Commissioner for the Group D match between Cameroon and Mali, immediately he finished playing the same role in the earlier match between Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea in Malabo on Tuesday.
The Confederation of African Football has now confirmed that Pinnick will also be Match Commissioner for the Group D clash between Cote d’Ivoire and Mali, kicking off at the Estadio Malabo by 5pm Nigeria time on Saturday, 24th January.
He has also been penciled down to take charge of one of the semi final matches, which will come up at the 35,000 –capacity Bata Stadium.