Former Super Eagles Captain, Chief Segun Odegbami has vehemently expressed his displeasure with Nigeria Football Federation over its lackadaisical attitude in his bid for FIFA presidency.
He said the failure to get the support of five African countries as one of the conditions to qualify him for the bid was due to the delay of his endorsement by NFF.
He said, “I have shown my interest to run since about two months and NFF could not do anything until a week to the close of the bid. Only the President of NFF Amaju Pinnick, who is also my friend that wrote a letter to endorse me on personal ground. But the secretariat never did anything, so my faith was hanging.
“Later, they came up that Chief Orji Uzor Kalu was also interested but the former governor said he never showed interest in becoming FIFA president. I have spent over 40 years of my life in contributing my quota to football development in this country but some people have continued to kill our ambition. What is bad in giving your support to any Nigerian who is aspiring for any good position? I’m becoming so agitated and I think this is the time Nigerians begin to ask questions about those who manage our football,” he lamented.
He called on authority, the senate, House of Representatives to enquire about the failure of NFF to sponsor a Nigerian to contest at that level.
Nigeria is a big football nation and it must not be so difficult to get the support of five countries out of 162 in Africa. It is not about me, it could be anybody, even Chief Kalu could have been assisted if he had interest but some people sit down somewhere to destroy our football.