offsided.com
Skip to content

Samuel Eto’o: African countries have a chance at Qatar 2022 World Cup

Updated  

Aug-22 23:41 first published at 23:41 PM


Samuel Eto’o, the Qatar 2022 World Cup Legacy Ambassador, believes that an African country will reach the final four of the upcoming World Cup in the Middle East.
“African countries participating in the World Cup have a good chance of going far. Every country enters the tournament with the goal of winning; all five African countries, including Ghana’s Black Stars, have a chance.”
Speaking on TV3 over the weekend, Eto’o, who was in the country for a two-day working visit to spread the word about the upcoming World Cup, said he wants African players to have a good time while also giving a good account of themselves.

“The Qatar World Cup will be unique, and I hope that one of the African countries will be the last to exit.”
Despite failing to identify a single country that he believes will carry the African flag high at the soccer showpiece, the four-time African footballer of the year believes that African countries can achieve a lot with a little effort at the tournament.

He discussed Qatar’s readiness to host the World Cup, noting that they were ready to host the rest of the world as long as two years ago. “Qatar was ready for the World Cup two years ago, and anyone who goes to Qatar for the World Cup will have a tournament of a lifetime.”
According to him, the World Cup’s relocation to Qatar is one of the best things that has happened to the tournament to date, and he was pleased with Ghana’s qualification and Ghanaians’ enthusiasm for the tournament as a Qatar Legacy Ambassador.
While rallying behind the Black Stars, he encouraged fans to come and experience a World Cup unlike any other.
“Fans filling those stadiums out there and cheering on their players is one of the most beautiful things players can wish for at such a tournament, and I urge Ghanaian and African fans to come out in force and cheer their countries to victory,” he said.
Former Cameroonian footballer Eto’o shared his thoughts on former players coaching their countries to the World Cup, saying the phenomenon was fantastic and should be encouraged in the future.

Latest News
What are your top 10 Chelsea signings from the last 30 years?
News 5 hours ago

Chelsea’s relationship with the transfer market has been rocky over the last 30 years. With the arrival of co-owner Todd Boehly following the completion of his £4 billion takeover of the club from Roman Abramovich, life at Stamford Bridge is changing. This summer, the Blues spent more than any other Premier League club, signing eight

Gary Neville has blasted the living conditions for workers at the Qatar World Cup
News 5 hours ago

Gary Neville has slammed the working conditions at the Qatar World Cup. In a new Sky documentary, the Manchester United legend is shown being shocked by the conditions in which the workers who built the new stadiums for the tournament had to live. ‘It’s a portakabin with four curtains [sleeping areas] and two lockers on

Kounde and Araujo injury news, Xavi Hernandez’s solutions, and more in Saturday’s Barcelona news
News 6 hours ago

Injuries to Kounde and Araujo – FC Barcelona Jules Kounde has a biceps femoris injury in his left hamstring, according to tests on Saturday morning. As a result, he is out of the running until he recovers. FC Barcelona international schedule – September 24th – FC Barcelona Our look at how Barcelona’s players fare with

Australia face New Zealand in their final friendly before the 2022 World Cup in Qatar
News 18 hours ago

After giving his World Cup qualifying heroes a chance to thank their home fans with a 1-0 win over New Zealand on Thursday, Socceroos head coach Graham Arnold is now using the second friendly in Auckland to put his squad’s depth and versatility to the test. With almost all of his senior players expected to

England’s World Cup squad will be eating beans and cakes in Qatar
News 24 hours ago

Baked beans and Jaffa Cakes will fuel England’s players in their quest to win the World Cup for the first time since 1966. When Gareth Southgate’s squad arrives in Qatar for the tournament, which begins in November, they will stay at the five-star Souq Al-Wakra Hotel. They’ll be able to eat the best meat and

Related News