Ibrahim Gusau has been elected the new president of Nigeria’s Football Federation (NFF), replacing incumbent Amaju Pinnick.
Gusau, Chairman of the regional Zamfara FA won Friday’s poll in Benin City after winning 39 votes out of a possible 41.
Idah Peterside, a former international goalkeeper who got one vote in the first round, insisted on a run-off but still ended up with a solitary vote (with the other invalidated).
The polls went ahead following an NFF appeal against a court injunction that had originally barred it from taking place.
Both Pinnick and the sports minister Sunday Dare are expected in court to answer questions on the matter on 5 October.
After receiving 12 and six votes respectively, outgoing NFF vice presidents Seyi Akinwunmi and Shehu Dikko stepped down from the race, unlike former Enyimba and Moroka Swallows keeper Idah.
The 58-year-old Gusau, a civil servant with the Zamfara Ministry of Finance, now takes charge of an organization recently blighted by accusations of corruption.