He stepped out of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in a blazing mood, very excited and proud of achievements.

The Supporters Club were singing and dancing, with the sounds of trumpets and drums buzzing in the air.

Journalists, friends and well-wishers were also waiting in the arrival lounge of the airport. People around knew a VIP just landed.

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He is the newly elected executive member of the Confederation for African Football (CAF) - Amaju Pinnick.

He told journalists that he visited 35 countries in two months to lobby for votes.

Pinnick on Thursday defeated Benin Republic’s Anjorin Moucharafou 32 to 17 votes in the election which held in Addis Ababa to emerge the third Nigerian to hold an executive position in CAF.

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“In the last two months I have traveled to about 35 countries in Africa, its something very huge and massive.

“I also want to apologise to people I have offended in my pursuit for this seat. I don’t have a grudge against anybody.” He said.

“Most importantly, there’s a new dawn in CAF. On behalf of CAF we want to thank the former leadership, they did well. I’m happy with the quality of people in the new executive committee, a lot is expected from us and we will do everything we can to right every wrong".