By James Agberebi:
Former Super Eagles handler, Adegboye Onigbinde, has extended his best wishes to ex-international, Segun Odegbami, on his bid to become Africa’s first FIFA President.
On Tuesday Odegbami, a 1980 Cup of Nations winner, declared his interest in the race to succeed embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter.
The election for the post of FIFA President is scheduled for 26th February, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.
And when completesportsnigeria.com sought the views of 2002 FIFA World Cup coach Onigbinde, he said: “I wish him all the best.”
When asked why he has decided to throw his hat in the ring for the post, Odegbami posited that it is high time the FIFA goes through a total overhaul, hence his intentions to run for the post.
“The current scandal at FIFA is the organization’s worst crisis in its 111 years of existence. Moving forward, FIFA thus require a new era of leadership that can restore the dignity of the noble sport and that of this esteemed international institution with global followership.”
He stated further:” Times like this call for all concerned members of the global football family to contribute to the actualization of renewed objectives for FIFA by electing a deserving and qualified person, with the right character that can achieve the desired goals and restore confidence and integrity to the organization and its activities.”