President of the Confederation of African Football CAF, Ahmad Ahmad has stated that his greatest desire is to see Africa go far at the world cup.
In a brief chat with brila.net shortly after the NFF Awards, the Africa Football Boss said he is really expecting African teams to do well at the FIFA Mundial.
Ahmad is impressed with the state of preparations of participating African teams especially Nigeria but stressed that their successes go beyond mere wishful thinking.
Ahmad added that the teams representing Africa including Nigeria would have to match words with action in terms of preparation and hope that Africa does well this time around in Russia.
The five African representatives for the 2018 FIFA World Cup are Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal, Egypt, and Nigeria.
Morocco beat Cote d’Ivoire 2-0 away in their final group game while Tunisia’s 0-0 home draw against Libya was enough to seal their qualification.
Senegal qualified for their second World Cup since Korea/Japan 2002 following their 2-0 away win against South Africa in a replay of their Group D tie.
The Super Eagles and Egypt had earlier booked their World Cup tickets on matchday five.