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World Cup: CAF President Motsepe Says Super Eagles Can Win Title
- Nigeria has been tipped to win the World Cup title by CAF president Patrice Motsepe
- In the history of the World Cup, no African nation has reached the tournament's final
- Motsepe explained that Nigeria has many skillful players who can make Africa proud
Patrice Motsepe, who is the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has expressed confidence that the Super Eagles of Nigeria can win the FIFA World Cup.
This statement comes days after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where Argentina emerged champions after hard-earned victory over defending champions France.
In the history of the World Cup, no African nation has ever won the title, although Morocco made the continent proud this year by reaching the semi-final.
Morocco defeated Portugal in the quarter-final of the 2022 World Cup, before they lost 2-0 to France in the semi-final.
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The Super Eagles of Nigeria did not qualify for the 2022 World Cup, after losing the play-offs against Ghana - much to the anger of many local fans after the second game in Abuja.
The Black Stars did not do well at the World Cup, as they were bundled out in the group stages.
According to the report on Complete Sports, Motsepe rates Nigeria as a country that can make Africa proud at the World Cup.
The statement made by Motsepe
“I am absolutely confident because of the talent, God-given skills, and history of Nigerian football. Nigeria is one of those countries that have the potential not just to go to the semi-final, not just to go to the final, but to win the World Cup.''
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Musa unveils luxurious plaza
Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Ahmed Musa unveiled a plaza of three storeys in Kano State, as he continues to give back to society.
Musa, who is Nigeria’s most-capped footballer at the senior level, continues to establish properties and businesses across the African country.
The forward, who wears jersey No.7 for his national team, unveiled the MYCA-7 Plaza, situated on the popular Zoo Road in Kano and featuring shops and office spaces.