The wind of change that blew across the continental football administration on Thursday had proven to be a hurricane as old orders changed.
Not only did the long term president, Issa Hayatou lose his position, most of his trusted lieutenants also fell. One of the casualties was Benin Republic’s Moucharafou Anjorin who lost his seat to Amaju Melvin Pinnick.
Pinnick, this on Thursday afternoon became the third Nigerian to get into the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football. Pinnick polled 32 to oust Anjorin who had 17.
The election into the executive committee was slower than the earlier presidential owing to the number of candidates. The Nigerian delegate voted after that of Mauritius.
Mitchell Obi, in the voting hall witnessed Amaju Pinnick entering the cubicle to cast his vote. “I can see Pinnick’s shining head going to drop his vote and Hayatou looking at him with such intensity.