Support has continued to pour in for the FIFA presidential bid of former Abia state Governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu.
Speaking yesterday, former FIFA and Caf executive committee member, Dr Amos Adamu said “Dr Orji Uzor Kalu is eminently qualified to lead world’s football governing body FIFA. I have absolute confidence and believe that he would do well as head of FIFA. Once the position is vacant Orji Kalu should run for the top post.
A man that led Enyimba to win the CAF Champion’s league twice cannot be ignored in world football. A man who was a governor twice and a successful business man must be supported to run the affairs of FIFA. If we sell his candidacy well who says he canot win?
Dr Adamu affirmed “ We are trying to convince him to run so that he can bring his wealth of experience to bear on the game of football. Every confederations have their needs, so we should ensure that he gets the mandate of the other bodies so that those needs can be met.
We should ensure that players have a place in his administration because he has shown enough capacity for their welfare.”
Adamu said he was consulting widely to ensuring that Kalu gets the mandate. “Im using my wide contacts to sell his candidacy to the public and some people who May not know him.
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 over qualified.
We are consulting and getting very positive responses. It will be a pride of Africa if Orji Uzor Kalu wins the bid. Its time for Africa to rule FIFA”Adamu concluded. Notable ex players like John Fashanu and Peterside Idah have been at the forefront of the Kalu for FIFA presidency bid.