ZIFA president and his delegation returned from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from the CAF presidential election to a hero’s welcome at Harare International Airport.

He was welcomed by scores of football supporters who were gathered at the airport who broke into song dance before heading for a family lunch at a local hotel, which also saw supporters treated to a luncheon.

The CAF presidential selection saw Issa Hayatou deposed by Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar after losing by 34-20 votes.

Speaking to ZBC News after lunch surrounded by his children Phillip Chiyangwa, who was a campaign manager for Ahmad described the victory as the emancipation of football from the yokes of dictatorship and three decades of bondage.

He said Zimbabwe like all other Southern African countries expect to benefit more from CAF following Ahmad’s victory.

The new CAF executive committee is expected to meet in two weeks time when Ahmad will assume office as president officially and outline his roadmap and plans after Hayatou’s reign spanning close to three decades.