Ex Super Eagles Goalkeeper Predicts 40-Year Timeline For Nigeria To Host A FIFA W’Cup

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A former Super Eagles goalkeeper Peterside Idah has predicted it will likely take Nigeria the next forty years before it can be able to host a FIFA men’s world cup tournament npflupdates.com reports.

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Nigeria’s Super Eagles is arguably the best national team in Africa, and still a force to reckon with at the global level. But, it hasn’t played any FIFA men’s world cup tournament on its home soil, Nigeria since it was founded many decades ago.

Nigeria has in the past hosted two different FIFA age-grade world cup tournaments; the 1999 FIFA U-20 World cup tournament. And the most recently FIFA U-17 world cup tournament, where the Golden Eaglets finished as runners-up to winners Switzerland.

Speaking on Channels Television Sunrise morning show, the former Super Eagles international, highlighted that at the moment, only one stadium(Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo) met international standard.

And it may take about four decades before Nigeria can hope to host a world tournament.

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What ex Super Eagles international said about Nigeria hosting FIFA world cup

“On record presently, the only playing field which we have is a grass stadium, and it is the Uyo Stadium, but 20 anything is still very long; maybe in the next 40 years, we would have had some kind of stability,” Idah said.

“This stadium must be working. We have the civic centre that had everything such as the swimming pool, but these facilities are not being maintained,” he added.

For the record, only South Africa is the country in African continent to host a FIFA world cup tournament; they hosted the 2010 edition.

Meanwhile, Morocco has improved on its sporting facilities, will likely host some games of the 2030 FIFA world cup tournament. Of course, the North African country, have previously hosted the FIFA club world cup tournament, where Real Madrid defeated Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal to win the title.

In a related story, Super Eagles camp ahead of the Saudi Arabia and Mozambique international friendlies will open today in Portugal.

Peseiro had invited the following players for the fixtures:

Goalkeepers: Francis Uzoho, Adebayo Adeleye, Ojo Olorunleke

Defenders: Tyronne Ebuehi, Chidozie Awaziem, Bruno Onyemaechi, Oluwasemilogo Ajayi Calvin Bassey, Jordan Torunarigha, Kenneth Omeruo

Midfielders: Joseph Ayodele Aribo, Wilfred Ndidi, Frank Onyeka Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, Raphael Onyedika, Alex Iwobi

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Forwards: Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Samuel Chukwueze, Ademola Lookman, Terem Moffi, Victor Osimhen, Victor Boniface, Umar Sadiq.

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