FIFA Presidency: Blatter Backs Kalu To Replace Him

Suspended Sepp Blatter has thrown his weight behind former Abia state Governor Orji Uzor Kalu to become the next FIFA president.

OUK-and-Sepp-Blatter

“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. CAF is expected to meet next week to decide on a candidate for the election scheduled for next year. Orji Kalu and Segun Odegbami are the two candidates vying for the post from Africa.”

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