By Izuchukwu Okosi:
Former CAF and FIFA Executive board member, Amos Adamu has told Completesportsnigeria.com 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 Completesportsnigeria.com 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.