Gerrarahere: NFF Set To Reject Orji Uzor Kalu’s FIFA Presidency Bid

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Orji Uzor Kalu for FIFA President: Former Governor aiming big

Orji Uzor Kalu for FIFA President

The Nigerian Football Federation looks set to reject the candidacy of Orji Uzor Kalu for the post of president of FIFA.

Orji Uzor Kalu for FIFA President: Former Governor aiming big
Orji Uzor Kalu for FIFA President: Former Governor aiming big

The former Abia state governor has expressed interest in the position, but doesn’t meet the qualifications for the post.

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Kalu’s bid has been generating support, with former football John Fashanu giving him his endorsement.

For Kalu to be eligible for the elections to replace Sepp Blatter, the NFF has to endorse him first.

That endorsement doesn’t seem likely, as section one of article 13 of the FIFA statutes regarding the eligibility of th President rule him out.

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The section reads:

“The candidate shall have played an active role in association football (as a board member, committee member, referee and assistant referee, coach, trainer and any other person responsible for technical, medical or administrative matters in FIFA, a Confederation, Association, League or Club or as a player) for two of the last five years before being proposed as a candidate (cf. art. 24 par. 1 of the FIFA Statutes).”

The NFF’s president, Amaju Pinnick, has said that the body will review Kalu’s application.

 

Wana

Wana

Quo non Ascendam. Writer. E-mail: wana@360nobs.com

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