In my piece earlier, I marked a month since history was made and African football changed. I spoke a lot about Ahmad winning the CAF Presidency. Having allowed that to sink in, may I also touch on the fact that the whole dynamics of African football actually changed on the day one month ago.
Of particular note is the pay off of the huge gamble taken by Amaju Pinnick of Nigeria in sticking his neck out to support the battlecry for change. He risked all. If it had gone the other way for him, he'd be finished. But he stuck at it. Kudos.
I also want to talk about the groundbreaking surge of Isha Johansen who won and became the first properly elected female member of CAF Exco. It was a feat given the background of what happened in the buildup to it. In fact it was bittersweet for some of us because if Isha had challenged the Burundi woman (Nsekera) for the FIFA Council seat, she'd have beaten the latter hands down.
Musa Bility also deserves mention. Vilified and cast aside for long, he's finally on the CAF Exco.
History was indeed made that day. Can't forget it in a hurry.
Now these guys have work to do. And it's our duty to guide them, help them and encourage them that our game can continue to grow.