The cap fits Orji Uzor Kalu: FIFA Presidency

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“Extraordinary pioneers are similar to meteor. They sparkle so that the. World gets lit up” – Napoleon

Africa positions among the main three mainlands in worldwide football. The mainland however confronted with a chequed history of expansionism and in­stability, has paid her duty in world football.

Case in point, Africa turned into the first to win the FIFA U-17 Junior World Cup. That was path in 1985 in China. From that point forward the mainland has proceeded to win the title on seven distinct events with Nigeria winning it four (4) times, and Ghana, three times (3), consequently overwhelming the title.

Africa has additionally won the Under–20 FIFA World Cup (Ghana in 2009) and came to the last on a few events. She likewise won the U-23 Olympic Gold Medal consecutive; Nigeria (1996) and Cameroon (2000), and has done well in World Cup coming to the quarter-finals on a few events. To top it all, Africa stayed one of the main three mainlands that have delivered FIFA Best Player of the Year Award Winners. The mainlands are Europe, South America and Africa (George Opong Weah from Liberia in 2005). The rundown proceeds.

Along these lines, in perspective of the previous, one can now value the basis for the mission by Africa to involve the most astounding football seat in Zurich come 2016. Keeping in mind men and ladies of notoriety particularly football partners everywhere throughout the World have been approaching His Excellency, (Dr.) Orji Uzor Kalu to join the race for FIFA administration, there is as of now a concensus among football significant others and adminis­trators on the suitability and reasonability of a Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu candidature. One might need to realize what stands Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu out among different Africans who have just as indicated enthusiasm for the race including a Liberian and our own Segun Odegbami to say a couple. As Na­poleon puts it; “The World has the propensity for making space for the man whose words and activities demonstrate that he knows where he is going and what he is doing”.

Dr. Orji Kalu did not conceal his longing to succeed where others including legends like Late Mko Abiola and Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu couldn’t make it in football. He took up Enyimba Football club then a dark Division Two National League Club, tidied it up and situated it as a tip top club playing in Nigeria’s world class Division – the Nigeria Premier League. What’s more, before anybody could say Jack, Enyimba FC had gotten the Nigeria Premier League consecutive including the Federation Cup and Nigeria Super Cup separately. Yet, Dr. Orji Kalu’s ambi­tion was past the sky. Having plainly vanquished the local front, Enyimba FC in 2004, under his sponsor­ship took African football by tempest when the club won the CAF, Champions League breaking a 37 – year-old curse for Nigeria. It is vital to note that before Dr. Orji Kalu’s Enyimba FC accomplished that uncommon deed, Nige­ria had fizzled at each endeavor to win the opposition. So Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu’s Enyimba FC turned into the first football club from Nigeria to win the pined for trophy following 37 years of unsuccessful endeavors. The next year, very few Nigerians took Dr. Kalu’s rehashed confirmations that Enyimba would win the opposition consecutive genuine. In any case, similar to Zig Ziglar rightly opined; “… as you set your objectives and open your brain, then the world will open its fortunes and prize to you”. Enyimba held the trophy pretty much as Dr. Kalu had guaranteed. The club additionally won the CAF Super Cup consecutive, again turning into the main club from Nigeria accomplish that such deed. Today clubs from North Africa will shudder at the notice of Enyimba FC of Aba because of the ex-Abia State gover­nor’s monster steps in the mainland party. In the zone of football base, Dr. Kalu’s Midas touch which turns all that he touches to gold, likewise changed the Enyimba Stadium to universal standard. It is on record that under Dr. Orji Uzor

Kalu, Enyimba’s home matches were seen live by a large number of individuals crosswise over Africa. Today Enyimba FC still remains a power to figure with in Nigeria and African football obligingness of the strong establishment and empowering agents put set up by the previous representative. He as of now patrons another football club, Abia warriors that have as of now turned into an easily recognized name in the Nigeria Premier League.

As a logical pioneer with solid character and skill for incredibleness, football significant others crosswise over Africa are hopeful that Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu will bring his exceptional abundance of involvement in football organization and business to hold up under on the administration of FIFA. Moreso, given that the initiative of FIFA requires a clever identity with business astuteness, contacts and experience of football eco­nomics. Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu subsequently stands tall among the part in a matter of seconds bumping for FIFA administration. Just a year ago, Dr. Kalu was named in Forbes’ rundown of Africa’s wealthiest businesspeople. This uncommon deed without a doubt stays one positive that will mean the Igbere–born previous Abia State representative.

As the February 2016 FIFA races move nearer, it is applicable to note that out of the 209 part federa­tions, Africa has 54, of which Nigeria is recognized as the pulse of African football. Indeed, even the current FIFA President, Sepp Blatter has in the past races, got colossal square backing from Africa and Asia mainlands.

Africa ought to hold firm on this incredible open door now the world football administering body is in critical need of a tenable possibility to supplant Blatter. In the expressions of Thomas J. Watson, “Opportunity never thumps on the entryway. You need to thump on circumstance’s entryway”. William Boetech tops it up thusly: “in the event that you can envision it, you can make it, on the off chance that you can dream it, you can get to be it”. Give me a chance to get the International’s expressions Olympic Com­mittee Boss, Thomas Bach, “Men of Zurich must open up the political space and acknowledge a trustworthy outer presi­dential applicant of high trustworthiness”. Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has those qualifications. He has done it some time recently, He is as yet doing it, and will do it once more.

Respectable football directors, for example, Dr. Amos Adamu – a previous CAF and FIFA official part, John Fashanu, Peterside Idah and a large group of others have indicated huge backing for the previous Abia State gover­nor. All Nigerians and in fact Africans of goodwill are relied upon to toss their weight behind this hawk of our era, His Excellency, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, to fly Africa’s banner in Zurich come February 2016.