Suspended FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, has openly declared his support for former Abia state Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu to occupy the exalted position of FIFA President.
Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu
Many football enthusiasts have been debating about who would become the next president ever since embattled FIFA president, Sepp Blatter was suspended for fraud and money laundering.
Sepp Blatter is now weighing in on the debate, stating that former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, would be a great fit for the position.
According to Vanguard, he reportedly stated the following during a Swiss radio station talk show in Zurich:
"The position of the FIFA president is too important to be left to just anybody. I have heard of some candidates who want to take over from me. But I find the Businessman from Nigeria Kalu very qualified and interesting because he is not only a businessman, but a politician with lots of contacts and corporate experience. He can bring his great experiences to bear in the running of world football.
"He is passionate about the game. I remember how he sponsored one of Nigerian clubs to win the CAF championship twice. He is a man that can take world football to the next level…If Africa hopes to win the support of other federations, then they must queue behind the Nigerian business man. Football has developed beyond just anybody taking over.
"I sacked Jerome Champgne in 2010 so how can he come back to lead an Association he tried to destroy. You need a man who can command respect and win friends for football. With Kalu Africa stands a better chance," he concluded.
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