Mohammed Sanusi, the secretary general of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is certain that the Super Eagles can duplicate and top Morocco’s accomplishment at the current World Cup in Qatar.
After defeating Portugal 1-0 in the quarterfinals last weekend, the Atlas Lions made World Cup history by becoming the first African team to advance to the semifinals.
The North Africans defeated the Portuguese to get to the semifinals thanks to a goal from Yousseff En-Nesysi in the first half.
Before this accomplishment, Cameroon, Ghana, and Senegal’s World Cup quarterfinal appearances represented the greatest point an African country has reached.
The Super Eagles’ best World Cup result was three Round of 16 appearances in 1994, 1998, and 2014.
In response to Morocco’s success in Qatar, Sanusi stated that the Eagles can perform better if there is a favorable environment to play in.
On Brila FM, Sanusi said, “Morocco has done incredibly well for Africa during the current FIFA World Cup in Qatar.”
If there is calm and everyone is working together for a great objective, Nigeria is capable of doing the same and even better.
When Morocco plays France on Wednesday, they will have their sights set on making history once more by becoming the first African nation to compete in the World Cup final.