Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Odegbami Joins Race For FIFA Presidency





One of Nigeria’s greatest footballers of all time, Segun Odegbami, has joined the race to succeed Sepp Blatter, as FIFA president at the election coming up on February 26, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.


Blatter stepped down as FIFA President last June following a spate of scandals that led to the arrest of several key stakeholders in FIFA. Odegbemi however feels that has been the worst moment for FIFA in their 111years of existence and has this to say;


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“The current scandal at FIFA is the organisation’s worst crisis in its 111 years of existence. Moving forward, FIFA thus require a new era of leadership that can restore the dignity of the noble sport and that of this esteemed international institution with global followership.


Times like this call for all concerned members of the global football family to contribute to the actualization of renewed objectives for FIFA by electing a deserving and qualified person, with the right character that can achieve the desired goals and restore confidence and integrity to the organization and its activities. The world is very interested in who becomes the next President of FIFA, considering the present image and state of this institution and I see myself fitting into this role," he said.

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