Galadima fails to win Fifa seat

Ibrahim Galadima fails to win Fifa seat

Posted: 23 February 2011 Time: 02:53 pm

Nigeria's Ibrahim Galadima on Wednesday failed in his bid to replace Amos Adamu on the Fifa Executive Committee. 

Galadima was among six men contesting for two the two CAF positions on the coveted Fifa Committee, but could only finish with 5 votes.   But the former NFA chairman lost out in the elections to Algeria's Mohammed Raouraou, who polled 36 votes along with incumbent Jacques Anouma, who also polled 36 votes.   Danny Jordaan, who led South Africa's successful World Cup hosting, polled 10 votes, while Suketu Patel got 12 votes. 

Article by: Colin Udoh

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Billion Original
posted: 03:04 pm
Only a foolish delegate would have voted for a Nigerian after Amos Adamu sold out the interest of more than 150million Nigerians. He's still walking free on the streets!! How I wish this year will be a dissappointment for corrupt public officers who openly enter into offices but surreptitiously loot and enrich their pockets through bribery & other fraudulent means. No government official should think that what happened in Tunisia, Egypt and now Libya cannot take place in Nigeria.
soccerized
posted: 03:25 pm
there is this francophone and anglophone deep rooted politics in african and until the economically advantaged anglophone countries leave caf to form their own organisation, there will never be a head start. jordan of all personality could lose like that is hard to fanton and being a nigerian, will like to see football's own version of revolution since that crooked camerounian has long been there to the disrespect of all modern africans.
no be una fault
posted: 03:34 pm
@Billion, this is one out of your many post that i cant help but to agree with you, if not that we lack shame NFF should have allowed d dust Amos raised to die down before we present a candidate
Kerewa
posted: 03:37 pm
Yawns!!! and sleeps
no be una fault
posted: 03:43 pm
i dont know the criteria they use in voting, for Jordaan to have lost woefully cos if merit were one of them then Mr Danny Jordaan is suppose to be not only a fifa exco member but also the caf president
Peter Garry
posted: 04:36 pm
Only crimals will vote for Galadima of Nigeria, The Nigerians should and can never be trusted
Anonymous
posted: 05:26 pm
This is not a surprising news.However,I can't understand why Mr.Danny Jordaan failed because he is the most qualified with a track-record.

@Peter Garry,should we trust your parents if you had any?

Difai.
Akwaowo
posted: 06:15 pm
The rejected stone has been rejected again, pity. But I am not surprised that Galadima lost. The minister of sports and Amos Adamu did him in.
@Soccerized, your francophone conspiracy theory is very apt too. But rather than ask the Anglophones to secede,they should await their turn to have their pound of flesh. For instance, I know that CAF will soon be looking for who will bail out of the Libya U-20 tournament. I believe that they will ask Nigeria or Ghana to bail them out. That is when we should play the politics. Nothing goes for nothing.
dzy
posted: 06:21 pm
Why I like Nigerians is they do not have complex,they support you if you are doing well at your work no matter where your are from. See how they have all supported Mr Jordaan even though he is South African, and South Africans just keep insulting us on this forum. That is why we are a great people. We just have kick out this corrupt leaders.We shall continue to achieve great things as individuals were ever we are. I Support Jordaan too.I want him to be CAF President infact.
dzy
posted: 06:24 pm
Why I like Nigerians is they do not have complex,they support you if you are doing well at your work no matter where your are from. See how they have all supported Mr Jordaan even though he is South African, and South Africans just keep insulting us on this forum. That is why we are a great people. We just have to kick out these corrupt leaders.We shall continue to achieve great things as individuals where ever we are. I Support Jordaan too.I want him to be CAF President infact.

excuse my typo in my last post.
Trouble Shooter
posted: 06:31 pm
@Peter Garry:
Your words "The Nigerians should and can never be trusted" is appalling and displays your ignorant state of mind.

Using an individual to generalize a nation shows you do not know your father. Please ask your mother.
Trouble Shooter
posted: 06:36 pm
I beg all Anglophone countries of Africa not to host the tournament that would not hold in Libya afterall.

CAF should take it to Cameroun instead. Since Hayattou has been the president of CAF his country has never spent any money to promote African football. Cameroun should host it and lets see how much they can do.

If a Nigerian was to be the president of CAF, I am sure he would be asking the Nigerian government to help save them an embarrassment and the government would gladly host it.

Now, its CAMEROUN'S turn to host.
Anonymous
posted: 07:23 pm
@no be una fault.....u said it all in very simple form. Its a pity Nigeria will always be dragged in the mud. Too bad.

THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH
Anonymous
posted: 08:18 pm
Galadima loss is a plus(win) for Nigerian football and his teeming supporters because Galadima is bereft of idea or has he forgotten how he gambled with Nigerian ill fated Germany 2006 world cup qualifying failure......Nemesis will catch up with all corrupt and selfish administrators..............Galadima, dont ask for refund of your ''appreciation largesse'' or you wan talk say money no change hands this time around!!!
Anonymous
posted: 08:18 pm
Galadima loss is a plus(win) for Nigerian football and his teeming supporters because Galadima is bereft of idea or has he forgotten how he gambled with Nigerian ill fated Germany 2006 world cup qualifying failure......Nemesis will catch up with all corrupt and selfish administrators..............Galadima, dont ask for refund of your ''appreciation largesse'' or you wan talk say money no change hands this time around!!!
objective bibby
posted: 08:30 pm
@ the editor, this isnt the pix of Alh Ibrahim Galadima, but rather looks like Malam Danladi Bako!!
I tot CAF ruled that the seat was not vacant until Adamugate scandal is completely finish at CAS? Not sure, if there was a contest to fill that post.
objective bibby
posted: 08:40 pm
Former African Footballer of the Year, Kalusha Bwalya, has been voted to the executive committee of the Confederation African Football (CAF).

Also elected to African football’s highest decision making body are the president of Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kofi Nyantakyi and Leodegar Tenga, representing Tanzania Football Federation (TFF).

Bwalya, who has been having a running battle with the Zambian government over his position as president of the Zambia Football Association, was runaway winner in the southern zone of the elections ongoing at the CAF Congress in Khartoum, Sudan.

He polled 38 votes to beat Walter Naymilandu (6 votes), John Mujino (5 votes) and Adam Mthetwa (3 votes).

South Africa’s Danny Jordaan withdrew to concentrate on his ambition to make the executive committee of world football governing body FIFA.

Nyantakyi defeated Benin FA chief, Anjorin Mucharafou, 34 to 19 votes to also get on the CAF executive from Zone B.

Tenga toppled incumbent Celestin Musabyimana of Rwanda. He polled 34 votes.

The position of Nigeria’s Amos Adamu on the CAF exco was not open for elections as he still has two more years to run of his current mandate even though he has been banned by FIFA for three years.

Adamu has appealed his FIFA ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
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deehay1
posted: 08:51 pm
@ no be una fault,it's d same criteria they used in voting when it comes 2 football all over d world . Fifa used it to deny England (d best candidate technically) d opportunity of hosting d 2018 world cup.Nigeria used it in (picking)Adamu 2 disgrace us @ d world level just like d NFF used d same criteria 2 pick Maigari abi na me-gari (oni gari)whom i know is not better than sani lulu . so,thr me-gari Nigeria use d same criteria 2 pick Adamu's mate in crime (Galadima) 2 try his luck with Hayatou whom Africa got thr d same criteria . so,what did u expect with d presence of my gud friend turned bad,Blatter in Sudan ? seymu naa ni . I beg,like kerewa,yan and sleep . Demola
deehay1
posted: 09:02 pm
@ objective bibby,that skipped my mind. If not that i know Collin,I 4 sey he was picked thr d same criteria ,lol .But he was not,so,let's pardon him . Collin,where were u when this pic was being posted cos i'm positive u didnt post it as I know u dine with them all and there4 can identify Galadima even in ur dream .
Peter Garry
posted: 09:10 pm
@Difai, to some extend we can (my mother is still living), the problem with you nigerians is that corruption is a way of life, I no it difficult to accept
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