NFF Endorse Odegbami for FIFA Presidency

The Nigeria Football Federation have endorsed former Green Eagles star, Segun Odegbami, as the country's candidate at the upcoming Federation International Football Association presidential election.

Complete Sports reports that the football house on Friday decided to give Odegbami the go-ahead to be the country's sole candidate at the election.

Former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, whose reign in the state saw Enyimba FC winning the CAF Champions League twice was also in the race but with the NFF endorsement for Odegbami who helped Nigeria to win the 1980 African Cup of Nations and other clubs competitions, this means the entire country would have to back the ex-international.

When contacted about the development, Odegbami said: "I have only been hearing it, many people have been calling to ask but I have not been called officially from the FA but I hope it is true."

The election is expected to be held on February 26 in Switzerland.