World Cup 2022: NFF’s Sanusi Says Nigeria Can Do Better Than Morocco

World Cup 2022: NFF’s Sanusi Says Nigeria Can Do Better Than Morocco

Ibitoye Shittu
  • Nigeria failed to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after losing the play-offs to Ghana
  • Out of the five nations that represented Africa in Qatar, only Morocco remain in action
  • The NFF secretary general believes that Nigeria can also do better at the FIFA World Cup

Mohammed Sanusi, who is the general secretary of the Nigerian Football Federation, has made clear his belief that the Super Eagles can do better than Morocco at the World Cup.

The Atlas Lions have been making the headlines since they defeated Portugal in the quarter-final of the 2022 tournament in Qatar, in which Ronaldo broke down in tears afterwards.

Apart from beating the European powerhouses, the North Africans have also not lost a game and even topped their group, which had the likes of Croatia, Belgium and Canada.

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Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong in action against Portugal. Photo by Carlos Rodrigues.
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The Africans will face France in the semi-final game on Wednesday night, December 14, which is expected to be a challenging battle.

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According to the report by GOAL, Sanusi stated clearly that Nigeria can also reach the World Cup semi-final if the right things are done.

The statement made by Sanusi

"Morocco has done exceedingly well for Africa at the ongoing Fifa World Cup in Qatar. Nigeria is capable of doing likewise and even better, if we have a peaceful atmosphere in which all stakeholders work towards a common, noble goal."

In the history of the World Cup, Nigeria have never gone past the knockout stages and they even failed to qualify for the 2022 edition.

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