An African country can win World Cup, says Siasia

Rio de Janeiro – Samson Siasia, coach of Nigeria’s Dream Team IV, has predicted that an African country can in future win the senior World Cup, if they can overcome their present difficulties.

Nigeria's national football team head coach Samson Siasia during the African Cup of Nations qualification match between Egypt and Nigeria, on March 25, 2016, in Kaduna.
Nigeria’s national football team head coach Samson Siasia during the African Cup of Nations qualification match between Egypt and Nigeria, on March 25, 2016, in Kaduna.

Siasia, who spoke shortly after a 2-0 win over Denmark to qualify his team for the semi-final of the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympic Games, noted that the continent would have to deal with issues that had been stalling their progress.

“I think that’s an issue we have, not just in Nigeria. I think it’s the case with most Africa countries. If African counties were better prepared, they might have a shot at the World Cup.

“But the problems are that it’s always the same thing. It’s not good trying to compete with having problems.

“Hopefully, we might find a way to change the way we prepare. Africa won’t win the World Cup, having these problems,’’ the coach added.

An African country can win World Cup, says Siasia on Vanguard News.

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