Former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, may pop up as a surprise candidate for the FIFA presidency, if latest reports are to be believed.
Close sources to the Nigerian business mogul claim he is mulling the idea of stepping out to succeed outgoing President Sepp Blatter but has not made up his mind on the move.
“Nothing is official for now but I can confirm that CAF is already talking to the ex-governor to see if he would give the FIFA presidency a shot” a source close to the governor hinted.
Many will find the news of Orji Uzor Kalu contesting for the number one position in world football quite mind-boggling, as he is seen to be a greenhorn in the politics of world football.
Besides his exploits with Enyimba who he ensured broke the jinx to lift the CAF Champions League back-to-back, Kalu has been more in the background.
World football governing body FIFA has announced February 26, 2016 as the new date to elect a new president.
For most analysts, UEFA president Michel Platini is one of the top favorites after being urged to run by four of the six FIFA confederations.