Adamu explains support for Kalu’s FIFA presidency
Former FIFA executive committee member, Amos Adamu, yesterday explained that he is mobilising support for ex-Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu’s bid to become next FIFA president because he feels the Nigerian has the quality to win the position.
Adamu, who said he has confidence that Kalu would do well as head of FIFA, wants all Nigerians to support the quest to bring the position to Africa.
He said: “A man that led Enyimba to win the CAF Champions League twice cannot be ignored in world football. A man, who was a governor twice and a successful businessman must be supported to run the affairs of FIFA. If we sell his candidacy well, who says he cannot win?”
He revealed that there were efforts to convince Kalu to run for the position “so that he can bring his wealth of experience to bear on the game of football. We should ensure that players have a place in his administration because he has shown enough capacity for their welfare.”
Adamu said he has been consulting widely to ensure that Kalu gets the mandate, adding, “Nigeria is a giant in football compared to countries like Jordan. Prince Ali should go and develop football in his country. If we are talking of a people with football pedigree, we are qualified.”
Apart from Adamu, some notable retired players, including John Fashanu and Peterside Idah have been at the forefront of the Kalu for FIFA presidency campaign.