by OKORO CHINEDU
LAGOS, (CAJ News) – FORMER Super Eagles player, Segun Odegbami, is confident he can succeed Sepp Blatter as President of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA).
The Abeukota-born is the third African to declare his interest following South Africa’s business mogul Tokyo Sexwale and Liberia’s Musa Bility.
The 63-year-old Odegbami believes Africa’s time to lead the global soccer showcase has arrived and hopes to be such an official.
Odegbami has thrown his hat ahead of the October 26 deadline.
Other interested candidates such as UEFA chief Michel Platini alongside South Korea’s Chung Mong-joon are also vying for the position.
The FIFA elections to replace Blatter will take place in February next year.
Odegbami, who turned 63 last week, won 46 caps and scored 23 goals for the national team and and guided Nigeria to its first Africa Cup of Nations title at the 1980 tournament in his homeland.
– CAJ News