FUFA Chief, Edgar Watson tips Africa to shine at Russia World Cup

Edgar Watson

Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) Cheief Executive Officer, Edgar Watson has said that he thinks Africa will do well at the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.

The ex-Cranes of Uganda captain mentioned that the likes of Nigeria and other countries have got what it takes to compete at that level of the game.

Edgar Watson said the five African team participating possess what it takes to take Africa to the next level with reference to African player doing the continent proud at their various clubs.

“In terms of the World Cup, I have to be selfish as an African and i have to support the continent,” he told PageOne.ng correspondent Amos Joseph in a chat.

“We saw in one of the friendlies that Africa has what it takes to match the best in the world. Nigeria showed character by getting a good result against one of the teams well-respected, Argentina. I believe we have great hope, we have the ability to do well at that stage.”

Speaking further on his expectation, he added that Africa can surpass the heights attained in 2010 when Ghana almost proceeded to the semi finals but lost out to Uruguay. “My dream is to see Africa go beyond the quarter final stage, to go beyond the level we have set in time past.”

Five African teams will be flying the continent’s flag at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The five African teams are Nigeria, Morocco, Egypt, Senegal, Tunisia and Morocco.

In 2014 Africa was represented by five teams which included Ghana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Algeria. One north Africa and four from sub Saharan Africa. Four years on, only Nigeria is returning to the showpiece. There are joined by another West Africa side, Senegal.