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Sepp Blatter thinks Orji Uzor Kalu Should be Next FIFA President



OrjiEver since embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter was suspended, many football enthusiasts have been debating about who would become the next president.

Blatter himself is weighing in on the debate, and according to Vanguard, he stated that former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, would be a great fit for the position.

He reportedly stated the following during a Swiss radio station talk show:

The position of the FIFA president is too important to be left to just anybody. I have heard of some candidates who want to take over from me. But I find the Businessman from Nigeria Kalu very qualified and interesting because he is not only a businessman, but a politician with lots of contacts and corporate experience. He can bring his great experiences to bear in the running of world football.

He is passionate about the game. I remember how he sponsored one of Nigerian clubs to win the CAF championship twice. He is a man that can take world football to the next level…If Africa hopes to win the support of other federations, then they must queue behind the Nigerian business man. Football has developed beyond just anybody taking over…”


  1. Austar

    October 26, 2015 at 11:44 am

    I wonder what Ori Uzor Kalu must have promised Sepp Blatter for him to mention his name, let alone consider him as FIFA President

  2. G!

    October 26, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    The way Oga Sepp keeps saying ‘The Nigerian Businessman’… Very watery endorsement…

  3. MR PEE

    October 26, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    I wish Orji Kalu the best. @Austar must you think corruption and think Nigeria?

    • Anon

      October 26, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      Austar didn’t mention Nigeria and corruption, he mentioned Orji Kalu. Big difference. How about a corrupt Swiss, Blatter wanting to do his bidding by supporting and actually choosing his successor? Someone who will try to cover his tracks.

  4. Anon

    October 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm


  5. EtebomEkpo

    October 26, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Orji Uzor Kalu fits 80% in all ramifications to pilot the affairs of FIFA, lets give him our support.

  6. BongzZulu Mzansi

    October 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Yooh!!! Something is fishy here. I wonder how many people in the whole world (let alone football circles) have ever heard of this “Nigerian Businessman” that Blatter is raving about?? Think about it, if FIFA and Blatter in particular has of late been marred with corruption scandals,who would trust and vote for a Blatter-endorsed candidate, an African, a Nigerian for that matter??!!! whooaaaw… a perfect fit on the “corruption” puzzle.. all the boxes ticked!

  7. molarah

    October 26, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Is it just me or who else found this part of Blatter’s statement funny? “. I remember how he sponsored one of Nigerian clubs to win the CAF championship twice.”. Do you sponsor teams to WIN a championship? Abi is that one not a bribe? Please somebody help my comprehension.

  8. Celeste

    October 26, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    WHY ARE WE (NIGERIANS) LIKE THIS??? FIFA’s suspended or is he resigned president voiced support for your own – who we know well would be good at the job, we know he is passionate and enthusiastic about the game and is one of the great support system of football in our country, and probably in Africa too – and here you are negative about what ordinarily should be great and welcomed development? It really beats me the way we react to positive news and things, at times. Very discouraging. And I read some on these thread asking how many know kalu in this world. And I ask if the commenter knows other contenders for the position. Orji Uzor Kalu is popular with football in Nigeria and that is one of the reasons sepp blatter and so many others around the world are rooting for him as FIFA’s president. Please if you don’t know about his efforts in football, google is your friend. WE SHOULD LEARN TO ENCOURGE AND SUPPORT OUR OWN WHEN THEY WOULD DO A FINE JOB, NOT PUT THEM DOWN.

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