A group called South West Football Fans (SWFF) has urged ex-international footballer, Chief Segun Odegbami to drop his FIFA Presidency ambition in support of former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu who’s also vying for the same position.
Below is a statement signed by Bashorun Ade Magbagbeola and Kehinde Sikiru, National Chairman and Publicity Secretary.
“In the spirit of patriotism, we are by this communiqué calling on well meaning sports stakeholders to persuade Chief Odegbami to drop his ambition. We recognize the fact that Odegbami has played a prominent role in soccer and as such has the right to vie for the position.
This is a passionate appeal to him (Odegbami) to support a candidate that has global reach and capacity to favourably compete with candidates from the rest of the world.
“FIFA presidency goes beyond sports, the office requires a personality with cognate experience in the business and political spheres of life. Kalu’s antecedents in sports, business and politics are commendable and make him the best candidate for the job.”