The review committee of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) on Tuesday said the Chairman of the Nigerian Football Federation Mr. Amaju Pinnick can now contest election into the council of FIFA.
The election into the federation comes up on March in Morocco.
There had been speculation the Nigeria soccer chief boss will contest for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidency but instead, Pinnick has thrown his weight behind South African Patrice Motsepe to become the next president of the CAF.
Africa has seven members on the Council led by the CAF president who doubles as vice president of the Council by virtue his position as head of African football.
Other members from CAF include onstant Omari from the DR Congo, Egypt’s Hany Abo Rida, Walter Nyamilandu from Malawi, Burundi’s Lydia Nsekera, Guinea’s Almamy Kabele Camara and Tarek Bouchamaoui from Tunisia.
Should his election scale through, he will be replacing Kabele Camara on the council.