Africa’s Richest Man Dangote Vows To Not Watch World Cup if Nigeria Fails To Beat Ghana

Africa’s Richest Man Dangote Vows To Not Watch World Cup if Nigeria Fails To Beat Ghana

  • Billionaire Aliko Dangote has vowed to not watch the World Cup in Qatar if Nigeria fails to beat Ghana and qualify
  • The two West African nations clash against each other for a place in this year's World Cup in Qatar after a draw in Cameroon last month
  • The winner of the two legged match in March progresses to the tournament to be hosted in Qatar in November 2022

Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa, has said he will not watch the World Cup in Qatar should his country, Nigeria, fail to edge their rivals Ghana and qualify for the tournament.

Nigeria faces Ghana in a two legged affair in March for one of the tickets to the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

And ahead of the March, Dangote who was at the venue to host Ghana in Abuja for the second leg, revealed how important the World Cup is to him and Nigerians.

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Aliko Dangote at one of his factories. SOURCE: @AM_Saleeem @ghanasoccernet
Dangote vows to not watch world cup if Nigeria fails to qualify. SOURCE: @AM_Saleeem @ghanasoccernet
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“It is not only important to me, it is important to all of us here, that is what will make us proud as Nigerians," he told reporters as quoted by Sun News Online.
“If Nigeria does not qualify I won’t go there," he added.

Both Ghana and Nigeria had a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations, with the Black Stars eliminated at the group stage while the Super Eagles followed at the round of 16.

The Black Stars missed the World Cup in 2018 and are hoping to make a return to the tournament in Qatar.

However, they have the six times World Cup participants on their way to the 2022 tournament.

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Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the Confederation of African Football has given the go-ahead for the newly renovated Moshood Abiola stadium to host Nigeria’s crucial World Cup playoffs against Ghana, reports The Guardian.

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Nigeria and Ghana were paired together for the final round of the World Cup qualifiers with the Black Stars to host the first leg on March 23 while the Super Eagles host the reverse fixture on March 29.

Both nations had a disastrous AFCON outing in Cameroon and will be seeking redemption by booking a spot to the World Cup to be hosted in Qatar in November 2022.