Sunday, 6 September 2015

Nigerians asked to support Odegbami's bid to be FIFA President.

Segun Odegbami Academy might be known to many of you apart from the prowess of the legend during his playing days.But,the ex-international now has a different mission and some quarters believe the legendary forward’s bid to take charge of the world football governing body is a mission possible with the support of Nigerians
Former Nigeria international Abdul Sule believes the ex Nigeria captain, can emerge as Fifa president if Nigerians support his bid.

An election will be held at an Extraordinary Congress on February 26 to decide Blatter's
successor after he announced earlier this year he will step down as president of football's world governing body. 
The chairman of Kogi United believes the former national team star distinguished himself in his playing days and would do well if allowed to head Fifa. 
"Well, i think nothing is impossible because if some people have been there before and they succeed. We just have to get ourselves together and back him," Sule told Goal. 
"I know many people would criticize his ambition that he is nobody in the football world, but I know he is somebody in Nigeria. When you say Segun Odegbemi many Nigerians know his football history.  
Nigeria ex international segun odegbami who played for the green Eagles and IICC shooting stars and was voted 3rd best player in africa

"Odegbami during his days of play was a wonderful player and a great person. He has been working administratively with football for a long time. Getting into the football proper as an administrator at Fifa is a great deal for Nigeria. 
On personal ambition, Sule admits dreams of becoming a Fifa president but insisted he is focused on succeeding with a step at a time.   
"It is a great inspiration for me. This will ginger me someday to go for something like that but you know you have to start from somewhere and set a," he concluded.
Odegbami, who is the second African to declare intentions for the football’s top job after Liberia’s Musa Bility failed in his attempt to become president of the Nigeria Football Federation and also headed Nigeria’s Bid Management Committee to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup.
FIFA presidential candidate Odegbami says he wants to close the gap between football's rich and poor.
The Nigerian is one of two Africans, alongside Liberian Musa Bility, who will stand in the 26 February election to replace Sepp Blatter.
He told BBC Sport: "Football is a simple game, beautiful to watch, where poor people can have dreams.
"We need to recreate this instead of making it a game for the powerful and rich, watched by the rich."


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