Nigeria’s Maigari Floored In CAF Elections By Benin Republic’s Candidate

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Aminu_Maigari-400x300The Chairman of the Nigeria Football Association, Alhaji Aminu Maigiari, on Sunday couldn’t replicate his midas touch that saw the Super Eagles conquer the rest of Africa in the last AFCON as he lost his bid to get elected into the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football, CAF.

The election was part of the programmes at the ongoing CAF Congress in Marrakech, Morocco.

It would be recalled that Nigeria’s Minister of Sport, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, while drumming up support for the candidature of Maigari, said: “It will be an embarrassment to the nation if he (Maigari) loses the election and as such, the NSC is ready to support his candidature for the position.” Indeed, a big embarrassment it was as the NFA boss was defeated by Benin Republic’s Moucharafou Anjorin in the run-off ballot after both candidates failed to secure the needed majority in the first round of voting.

While Anjorin was able to garner 35 votes in the run-off, Maigari got just 19 votes.

Former Nigeria sports administrator, Amos Adamu, until his ban by the world football governing body FIFA for bribery related issues, was the country’s representative in the CAF executive committee.

 

 

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