According to Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, general secretary of the Nigerian Football Federation, the Super Eagles of Nigeria can outperform Morocco at the World Cup currently taking place in Qatar.
Sanusi said he was convinced that Nigeria could perform better than Morocco at the World Cups with a vibrant atmosphere after the Players Unions’ reconciliation committee, a five-man panel to totally restore peace to the rank of Nigeria’s retired and active football players, was established on Monday.
“Morocco has done exceedingly well for Africa at the ongoing FIFA World Cup finals 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,” Sanusi said.
The Atlas Lions are the only African country remaining in the tournament, and they are also in the Semi-finals stages of the tournament. The North Africans defeated Belgium, Canada and played a draw with to top Group F with seven points.
They also defeated Spain and Portugal in the round of 16 and quarter-finals respectively to become the first African country to reach the semi-finals of football’s showpiece event in the world.
Walid Regragui’s side also has the best defensive record at the ongoing tournament with only a goal conceded so far in five matches and will face the defending champions, France, on Wednesday.
In contrast to Morocco’s feat at the World Cup, the Eagles have never made it past the round of 16, their best ever at USA 94 and France 98.
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