Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian billionaire, has stated that if Nigeria fails to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, he will not travel to Qatar to witness the tournament.
Nigeria qualifying for the World Cup, according to Dangote, Africa’s richest man, will bring pride to the nation and not only to him.
On his visit to the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, where Nigeria will play Ghana in the second leg, he emphasized the importance of the Super Eagles qualifying for the World Cup.
“It is vital not only to me, but to all of us here, because that is what would make us proud as Nigerians,” he stated, according to sunnewsonline.com.
He went on to say that if Nigeria fails to qualify, he will have no business in Qatar.
“I won’t go if Nigeria doesn’t qualify,” he added.
After losing out on the previous edition in Russia in 2018, the Black Stars are hoping to make a comeback.
Nigeria will attempt to qualify for the fourth straight World Cup after appearing in the previous three editions.
The play-off ties will take place between March 24 and March 29, 2022, with specific dates and kick-off times to be determined after CAF consults with the respective organizations.