Sunday Oliseh, a Nigerian football star, believes Morocco will win the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Sunday, thesportsbay.com reports.
After Morocco became the first-ever African nation to make it to the World Cup semifinals, the FIFA technical expert went on to call this tournament the best event Africa has ever participated in
Before Morocco’s semifinal matchup against the reigning champions, France, Oliseh referred to this tournament as the greatest for his continent.
“This is the greatest tournament my continent has ever experienced, not only because we are experiencing for the first time an African and an Arab nation in the semi-finals. But because every African team that came here won one game at least.
“My prayer is Morocco wins the World Cup. I will party the whole night. They are compact. They have conceded only one goal and they counter effectively,” Oliseh said during a Fifa Technical Study Group meeting held at Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha on Monday.
Morocco topped Group F, finishing ahead of Belgium, Croatia and Canada, to qualify for the knockout stages of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and further overcame 2010 champions Spain in the round of 16 stage, beating them 3-0 in a penalty shootout. The Atlas Lions then knocked out Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in the quarter-finals, beating them 1-0.
The North African country has not conceded a goal from an opposition player in this World Cup, with the only goal against them coming through an own goal from Nayef Aguerd.
Oliseh obtained his coaching certification in 2010. He had an eight-month stint as coach of Nigeria between 2015-2016 before signing for Dutch club Fortuna Sittard in 2017. He earned them promotion to the Eredivisie a year later only to inexplicably lose his job.
The former gifted defensive midfielder won the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations and 1996 Olympic Games football gold medal with the Super Eagles and who played for Nigeria in two FIFA World Cups. He played for top European clubs including Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and Ajax.