Former Nigeria international, Segun Odegbami, has blamed ex-FIFA executive committee member Dr. Amos Adamu and rival Orji Uzor Kalu for his failure to get the backing of other African countries in his quest to be elected new FIFA boss.
Odegbami, who was endorsed by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to run for the FIFA presidency in February, could not muster nominations from five African FAs by Monday’s deadline for him to qualify to stand for the FIFA presidential elections.
“Where were Amos Adamu and (Orji) Kalu yesterday (Monday)? It’s a Nigerian thing to bring down others,” a sobered Odegbami said on a radio interview monitored Tuesday morning.
“Well, I have done my own bit and it is left for others to do theirs.”
Kalu, a former Abia State Governor, was linked with the FIFA presidential race, but he did not submit any documentation for his candidacy to the NFF.
The NFF therefore endorsed Odegbami last weekend.