Football - NFF president Aminu Maigari has said he has no hard feelings after he lost a chance to be on the executive committee after a run-off.
The Vice President of CAF's West B zone and member of the FIFA Players' Status Committee, Maigari on Sunday gave his opponents a serious fight before losing to Beninoise official, Moucharafou Anjorin, in a second vote.
However, while the Nigerian football boss said he is not bitter with his defeat, he maintained CAF should now strive to entrench a system that will allow the finest to emerge to run the game on the continent.
"I wish to start by thanking the federal government and good people of Nigeria for backing me all the way in this election. I specially thank the Honourable Minister/Chairman of the NSC, Bolaji Abdullahi, NFF executive committee and management, the media and all those who supported the campaign," Maigari said.
"The poll was an experience and I have no hard feelings. That's what life is all about. You learn every day. I am proud of the campaign we conducted. But it is time that African football begins to put in place a structure that will allow the best to emerge on to the CAF Executive Committee.
"Nigeria football is big, not only because we are the current champions of Africa at both junior and senior levels, but also as a result of what we have achieved in the past, on and off-the-field. It is my considered view that Nigeria should always be considered for a seat on the Executive Committee."