THE FIFA presiden-cy dream of former Abia
State Governor, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu got a boost at
the weekend with two executive members of the
Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) endorsing his
Alhaji Yusuf Fresh and Alhaji Ahmed Mu’azu
Kawu, who is also the chairman of the Nigeria
Nationwide League (NNWL) in a separate chat
supported the ambition of Dr Kalu but urged
him to make a formal request for endorsement
to the NFF.
Orji Uzor Kalu
According to Fresh, a member of the NFF
technical committee, Dr Kalu has every right to
aspire to the topmost position in world football
with his achievement with Enyimba
International of Aba while he held sway as the
Abia State governor.
“I am enthusiastic and happy that Nigerians are
starting to show interest in the top football
position in the world. His Excellency, Dr Orji
Kalu has the right to contest for the FIFA job
but he must get the endorsement of the Nigeria
Football Federation (NFF).
“He cannot aspire to contest without the
backing of the NFF and if he seek our support,
we shall surely give him,” Alhaji Fresh said,
adding “He has countless of achievements to
show from his performance as two-time
Governor of Abia State.
He made Enyimba what they are today
because it was through his effort that Nigeria
broke the CAF Champions League jinx. He won
the competition twice as well as the CAF Super
For the NNWL chairman, Alhaji Kawu, the
aspiration of Dr Kalu is not abnormal but
advised he go through the proper channel to
actualize the dream.