Benedict Akwuegbu, a former Super Eagles player, has announced his intention to run for the presidency of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
On Wednesday, Akwuegbu revealed this during an interview with Daily Post.
The NFF election is expected to take place later this year, according to reports.
However, while speaking, Akwuegbu, a former U17 and U23 player, revealed that his motivation for running for the NFF presidency was to help the country qualify for the World Cup.
Akwuegbu, who helped Nigeria win the African Nations Cup, stated that his priority as NFF President will be grassroots football development.
Nigeria is a top football nation, according to the former technical director of Mighty Jets Football Club.
He stated that he was willing to work with all stakeholders in the sport in the country.
“Nigeria is a top football nation,” he said, “and if elected, I hope to improve on this so that the country can be ranked among the world’s football nations.”
“I have the template to run and revamp the national league and I also want to qualify the country for the World Cup and win it for the first time.
“I played the game to managerial position and as such will be ready to be the president of the federation. I am ready to work with all stakeholders in football in the country, in order to make Nigeria football great and be reckoned with, not only on the continent, but the world at large”.