EX-international and National Vice-Chairman of the Youth Sports Federation of Nigeria (YSFON), South- East, Ndubuisi Opara, has joined the growing list of prominent stakeholders calling on former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, to vie for the FIFA Presidency in the February 2016 election.
Opara, popularly known as Warrior in his hey-day, described Kalu as a thorough football lover and an achiever who would go the extra mile to succeed.
“I’m totally for the Orji Uzor Kalu’s FIFA Presidency project because he is a thorough football lover and a goal getter who is always prepared to go the extra mile to achieve his set target,” the former Orlando Pirates striker remarked in a telephone chat with Daily Sunsport.
“We all saw what he did with Enyimba International Football Club when he was the governor of Abi State, how he motivated the club to become the first and only Nigeria team to win the CAF Champions League back- to-back in 2003 and 2004, thereby, breaking a 38-year jinx” Warrior recalled.
“I wish to call on the Nigeria Football Federation and the federal government as well as other relevant authorities and stakeholders to give him (Kalu) total support to enable him emerge as the next FIFA President because Nigeria and the entire Afri- can continent would benefit immensely if Kalu becomes FIFA President,” Opara stated.
Meanwhile, former member of the Federation of International Football As- sociation (FIFA), Dr Amos Adamu has again thrown his weight behind the call for former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Kalu to run for FIFA Presidency. He was speaking in Abuja on Thursday while hosting a group under the auspices of “Orji Uzor Kalu Fans Club” led by its Na- tional President, Mr. Stanley Okoro who called on him to support the candidacy of Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu as FIFA President.