Vanguard (Lagos)

12 December 2012

Africa: Maigari Guns for Adamu's CAF Position

The president of Nigeria Football Federation Aminu Maigari will contest next year to replace Amos Adamu, at the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

CAF announced yesterday that Maigari will compete against two others in order to become an executive committee member of CAF.

According to CAF, two other candidates have been selected to compete for the race to replace Adamu the former CAF executive member that representedNigeriaat FIFA .

The election will hold early next year at the next CAF's general assembly.

Other candidates for the West African slot include Benin Football Association Chairman, Anjorin Moucharafou and The Niger Football Association Chairman, Hima Souley.

The vacancy is for West Africa group 'B', which includes Benin, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Togo, Burkina Faso and Niger.

CAF president Issa Hayatou of Cameroun will run unopposed for his current slot during the general assembly whileSouth Africa's Danny Jordan will also try to get on the CAF board after he failed to do so previously.

Hayatou was first elected CAF boss in 1988.

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