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Adamu mobilises support for Kalu’s FIFA presidential bid

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 KALU-2as  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.


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