Former Nigerian goalkeeper, Andrew Aikhoumogbe has revealed that the Super Eagles will be spurred by Morocco’s unprecedented achievement at the just concluded 2022 World Cup and aim for glory at the 2026 World Cup.
Aikhoumogbe stated this on the backdrop of the Atlas Lions’ feat in Qatar where the team became the first African team to reach the semi finals of the World Cup.
Recall that Morocco defeated teams such as Belgium, Spain and Portugal before losing to France 2-0 in the semi finals. They also failed to overcome Croatia in the Third-Place Match as well.
However, Aikhoumogbe in a chat with Completesports.com, stated that it was painful the Super Eagles failed to qualify for Qatar and that the team will be spurred by Morocco’s achievement at the World Cup.
He also urged the players to show commitment and hunger whenever they are invited to represent their fatherland.
“I am really delighted with the achievement of Morocco at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. I am optimistic it will spur other African teams, most especially Nigeria if they qualify for the 2026 World Cup.
“The most important thing is for the players to show extreme commitment and determination because that was what helped the Atlas Lions in Qatar.
“It is a thing of the mind and I am sure the Super Eagles can pick one or two lessons from them in order to prepare them for the big task in 2026.”
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