NEWS DIGEST – The action was taken earlier on Thursday at the executive congress of CAF in Cairo, Egypt. Pinnick according to BBC Sports was removed by CAF President Ahmad, who on Thursday signed an agreement with FIFA President Gianni to confirm the appointment of FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura as a ‘General Delegate for Africa’.

“It has been an excellent opportunity to serve as the number two football administrator in the entire African continent,” Pinnick said in a statement.

“My commitment to the game is perpetual while my support for my colleagues in the Executive Committee remains steadfast.”

Constant Omari who is the president of Congolese Football Federation has however been picked as the CAF first vice president.

Head of the Morocco football ruling body, Mr Fouzi Lekjja will take the position of the second vice president while South Africa’s Danny Jordan head of the South Africa Football Association is the third vice president.