FIFA Presidency: Pamodzi Boss Backs Kalu
Pamodzi Sports Marketing (PSM) boss, Mike Itemuagbor, has backed the FIFA Presidential bid of former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, describing it as a Nigeria project worthy to be embraced by everyone.
Speaking with examples about the lopsided trends in sports administration globally and Nigeria’s indifference towards seeking such offices when the opportunities present itself, Itemuagbor said that:”Nigeria is the only country in Africa that participates in all FIFA events despite the huge cost of these competitions, yet lacks presence in the global sports bodies.
“If a Jordanian Ali fully backed by the people and government of Jordan despite their non- participation or presence among the countries of football in the world why not people of Nigeria back Orji.”
“Nigeria is the main issue and Orji is behind at the forefront of football in Nigeria because he has the requisite management experience having governed a state for eight years in Nigeria besides being a publisher, also a football enthusiast and an administrator, who has committed his personal resources in the past. With the new recognition of Nigeria by the global community, we employ the Africa continent to come together and emulate Europe and Asia with their block votes.
“Today we have executive committee members from Saudi Arabia in IAAF despite no record of Athletics, because Asia went to the election with their block votes as against a divided Africa. Should Kalu Orji decide to contest for the FIFA presidency, let us all as Nigerians support with the same zeal we use to support the national teams of Nigeria. We all have to see the FIFA Election as a 90 minutes game to put Nigeria at the top as always. Let’s throw our hats for Orji Ozor Kalu.”