Ex-international and former team mate of Segun Odegbami for the Green Eagles (now Super Eagles) of Nigeria, Adokiye Amiesimaka, has said that the lack of support from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is responsible Odegbami’s failure to meet the requirements for the FIFA presidency.
Amiesimaka told News Agency of Nigeria: “Odegbami never ever had the full support of the NFF.
“And Odegbami should have known that he was not going to get their full backing and of course it was not going to be possible for him as an individual to run around and get the kind of support from the other national associations as he needed, for him to be a serious contender for FIFA presidency.
“You need to start at home; you are not a member of the NFF, you are not the head of the NFF and then you think you will get up and be FIFA president.
“Some ambitions, I think, are just over stated. That’s my view, with due respect to my friend Odegbami.
“You know he is good enough to be the FIFA president, but then the process of being FIFA president he did not think about it, he did not take care of that process..”