Embattled president of Nigeria’s football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, was on Thursday impeached as first Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The decision was taken during the body’s Executive Committee meeting in Cairo.
Pinnick’s removal came a day after CAF’s executive committee agreed to allow FIFA Secretary General take charge of the administration of the confederation for a period of six months.
The FIFA Secretary, Samoura is expected to take over the running of CAF for an initial six-month period due to begin on August 1, with her team responsible to carry out a “full forensic audit” of CAF, whose President Ahmad Ahmad is facing allegation of corruption.
Ahmad was arrested over corruption charges in Paris last month.