Adamu: I’ll Speak To Odegbami On FIFA Candidacy

Adamu: I’ll Speak To Odegbami On FIFA Candidacy

By Izuchukwu Okosi:

Former CAF and FIFA Executive board member, Amos Adamu has told that he will speak with former Green Eagles winger and 1980 African Cup of Nations winner, Segun Odegbami concerning his intention to run in the FIFA presidential race in 2016.

Odegbami shocked football fraternity when he revealed that he will join the legion of aspirants hoping to become the new FIFA boss when incumbent Joseph Sepp Blatter steps down.

Adamu states that he has officially declared his support for former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu for the FIFA presidential race billed to hold in 2016, but nonetheless, will speak with the ‘Mathematical One’ over his ambition.

“I will speak with Segun Odegbami on his ambition to become the FIFA president although I’m supporting Orji Uzor Kalu’s candidacy, ” Adamu told exclusively on Wednesday.

“They’re both Nigerians, so we’ll see what happens.

Adamu would not categorically say whether it was good omen for Nigerian football.

“It depends on how you look at it. By the time I speak with Odegbami, I’ll see how it goes,” Adamu who this year was appointed a member of the Organising Committee for the Africa Cup of Nations by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) concluded.


  • What is going on I just do not know for now. Mathematical 7 got his pants burnt by common NFF when he tried to go for NFF presido. Not CAF o. He has not even challenge for CAF presido. But he is going for Fifa presido. Something is not right here, I feel it. M7 should test the water with NFF election first but he is not doing that. Just one run, when he could not stand the heat he ran away and did not try again like Buhari or Ogboru. Now he wants to go where the scheming is by far higher than even NFF and CAF combined. Let no one talk about no venture no success philosophy. Some one is not advising this man well. Maybe, there is something huge Fifa give to anyone who runs, I don’t know. Whatever is the reason, I strongly advise M7 to forget the idea, Amaju Pinnick has a better chance than Orji and M7 combined. 99% of Fifa board do not know M7 but they know Pinnick. I beg keep your money and use it for your community development.

  • gboyegaa 3 years ago

    Go look at his credentials and you will know he is well known on the international level. He published it in his complain of NFF approach.