Former Super Eagles striker, Benedict Akwuegbu has declared his intention to run for the Presidency of the Nigeria Football Federation scheduled to hold later in the year.
Akwuegbu, the former U17 and U 23 player in a chat with Tribunesport via WhatsApp disclosed that his desire to be the NFF Federation was to qualify the country for world Cup and to win it as the first African country to win.
Akwuegbu who won the African Nations Cup for Nigeria and has played his trade in Germany,Greece and Austria further disclosed that his focus will be on grassroot Football development so that the country can have developmental programme.
According to the former technical director, Mighty Jets Football Club,”Nigeria is a top Football nation and if elected, I hope to improve on this so that the country can be ranked among the Football nations in the world if elected as the NFF President”,he said.
Akwuegbu who played for Gratkorn FC of Austria added that, “I have the template to to run and revamp the national league and intend it at all levels and I also want to qualify the country for the World Cup and win it for the the first time.
This is achievable with the support all major stakeholders but the truth is that I have all the wherewithal to run the the NFF and make it enviable to all. I played the game to managerial position and as such will be ready to be the president of the federation. I’m ready to work with all stakeholders in Football in the country in order make Nigeria Football great and be reckoned with not only on the continent but the world at large,” he said