President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick has formally submitted his nomination to contest for a seat on the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in March 2017.
Top CAF sources informed that the nomination papers of the NFF boss have been received.
Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi and Anjorin Moucharafou of Benin FA are the incumbent representatives of Zone 3 (Zone West B), which covers Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Togo, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire and Niger as well.
Nyantakyi is also on the FIFA council.
He will be open for re-election on March 16, 2017.
It would also be recalled that Pinnick, who is in his first term as NFF boss, was not endorsed for the September elections into the FIFA council, which got Nyantakyi to be among the decision makers of the world football governing body.
Former NFF presidents Ibrahim Galadima and Aminu Maigari have in recent times failed to be elected on the CAF executive committee.
Amos Adamu was the last Nigerian to seat on the CAF executive committee by November 2010 before he was slapped a three-year ban by FIFA for breaching bribery rules following a sting operation by The Sunday Times of UK.