The former footballer of Nigeria, Segun Odegbami, announced that he would run for the post of FIFA President, reports the BBC.
The 63-year-old Odegbami said that Africa should have a bigger role in world football.
Odegbami has had 23 goals in 46 appearances for the national team of Nigeria between 1976 and 1982.
The current President Sepp Blatter was re-elected to the FIFA Congress on May 29, but a few days after he was forced to resign after the scandal in the headquarters.
At the end of July, UEFA President Michel Platini has announced that he will participate in the elections for President. The South Corean billionaire and former FIFA Vice President Chun Mont-Joon will also fight for the position. According to the regulation, presidential candidates must submit their applications by October 26. The elections will be held on February 26 next year.
Wish to participate in the race has already been declared by their former French national David Zinola, the former Brazilian footballer and coach of Selesao, Zico, the Prince of Jordan Ali bin Al-Hussein, President of the Football Association of Liberia, Musa Biliti, and Argentine football legend, Diego Maradona.