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Kalu drops FIFA ambition

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Following Monday’ s deadline for the submission of FIFA presidency bid,  former Governor of Abia State Dr. Orji Kalu has commended football stakeholders across the world  who wanted  him to contest for the plum job of FIFA president, even as he did not submit a formal bid Kalu,  while acknowledging the support of President  Muhammadu Buhari and other African Presidents for their patriotic roles noted that sports is  a unifying force among Africans.

In a statement signed by his Adviser, Kunle Oyewumi on Monday, Kalu said, “I feel humbled and honoured with the widespread call for me to vie for the position of FIFA president. I sincerely appreciate the show of love and support  demonstrated by African countries of  endorsements  despite my decision not to submit a bid.  I particularly remain grateful to FIFA President, Seff Blatter and his team for personally acknowledging my capability to take the world football body to enviable heights.

“However, considering the economic challenges facing Nigeria, I have decided to focus my attention and resources on my business and humanitarian activities. I strongly believe  the FIFA presidency is all about service, but I would rather continue  my  contributions to the economy of the continent by creating employment opportunities and wealth for Africans

“As a football enthusiast, I remain committed and passionate to the advancement of sports especially Africa”, Kalu declared.

He applauded the  Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) for encouraging Nigerians to vie for the  FIFA presidency, adding that Nigeria had  showcased her human assets to the world.


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