Former captain of the then Green Eagles Chief Segun Odegbami has in an interview spoken on his ambition to once again contest for the president of the Nigeria Football Federation.
The ex- IICC Shooting Stars of Ibadan legend admitted that his NFF ambition failed because he couldn’t play ‘Nigerian politics’.
”We all know the politics in Nigeria and how it is not a demonstration of meritocracy or about who is the best. It is about who knows how to play the game of politics. So, I failed woefully in the game of politics,” Odegbami said.
The member of the 1980 AFCON winning Green Eagles gave a pass mark generally when asked to assess past presidents of the Nigeria Football Association/Nigeria Football Federation.
‘’If I am to assess the NFF presidents since my playing time, the one that was passionate, knowledgeable that kept the NFF on its toes, who was a great leader, it was Emeka Omeruah. Others have been good in their own ways.’’
Odegbami went on to reiterate his ambition to be NFF President.
‘’Life is not a constant, it is very dynamic. Change occurs every day. So it is not impossible that one day I could decide I want to be NFF president again.’’
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