The former Governor of Abia state Chief Orji Uzor Kalu Declares Interest for FIFA president 2016, his ambition for the next FIFA president is has generated excitement as Nigeria Football Federation appears reluctant to be drawn into declaring support for the former Abia State governor.
Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, declared his intention to replace Sepp Blatter as the FIFA president in February 2016 elections, now his single move is now a subject of discussion among top football enthusiasts in Nigeria.
Amaju Pinnick, Nigeria Football Federation NFF president, stated yesterday during his meeting with top football enthusiasts that the issue will be discussed by the executive committee of the NFF and its position will be made known to the general public.
“All I can say is that every decision regarding who to support for the FIFA president 2016 election will be taken by the executive committee. he stated
“But let me also add that there is this eligibility clause to run for the FIFA election. Article 13 sub-section 1. States that you must be in active football for the last five years as a referee, chairman of a club, president of a federation, member of executive committee and you must be actively connected to running of football in the last five years. The NFF executive committee will surely take a decision on the matter. We appreciate his contributions to Nigeria football and we will support him in any capacity.
“Orji Uzor Kalu has done well for Nigerian football. The history of the game will not be complete without mentioning his name. He was instrumental to Enyimba’s winning of the champions league back to back in 2003 and 2004. But that was a long time ago,” Pinnick said.
Nigerians should rise and sing Chief orji Uzor Kalu’s name to the whole world, as he makes a step which nobody has ever made in the history of West Africa, all the supports he may need to become the FIFA president 2016 should be given to him.