The general secretary of the Nigerian Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, believes that the Super Eagles of Nigeria may perform better than Morocco at the World Cup now taking place in Qatar.
Following the establishment of the Players Unions’ reconciliation committee, a five-person panel on Monday to completely restore peace to the rank of Nigeria’s retired and active football players, Sanusi said he was convinced that Nigeria could perform better than Morocco at the World Cups with a vibrant atmosphere.
“At the current FIFA World Cup championships in Qatar, Morocco has performed remarkably well for Africa. If we have a calm environment in which all stakeholders work towards a common, noble aim, Nigeria is capable of doing the same and even better,” Sanusi remarked.
The Atlas Lions are the only African nation still playing in the competition, and they are also in the semifinal rounds. The North Africans finished first in Group F with seven points after defeating Belgium, Canada, and playing to a draw.
Additionally, they overcame Spain and Portugal in the round of 16 and quarterfinals, respectively, to become the first African nation to go to the championship game of football.
With just one goal allowed thus far in five games, Walid Regragui’s team has the greatest defensive record at the current competition and will take on the reigning champions, France, on Wednesday.
The Eagles have never advanced past the round of 16, with their greatest performances coming in USA 94 and France 98, in contrast to Morocco’s World Cup success.