A Nigerian soccer fan has called on the world’s football governing to increase the number of slots reserved for Africa at the World Cup in subsequent editions.
The football fan with identified as Emma Akpule took to his Facebook account to make the demand following Morocco’s qualifications for the second round at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The Atlas lion had outclassed Canada 2-1 with a sublime performance to top Group F, ahead of European giants, Belgium and Croatia.
According Akpule, African teams have proven that their European counterparts were not better and as such, the continent should be given more slots at football’s grandest showpiece.
He further asked for FIFA to reduce the number of European teams at the world cup, going forward.Akpule wrote;
“FIFA should increase the World Cup slots for Africa and Asia, and reduce that of Europe.”
Quizzed on his reason for the demand, the Barcelona fan said;
“The Europeans aren’t better than others yet they have a whooping 15 slots thereabout.”
However, Emma’s comments received support from user identified as Reuben Selekeowei Dubasuode who said;
“Yes, I think African teams are beginning to find their feet in the game, Fifa needs to do something.”
Like Morocco, Senegal have also secured their place in the Round 16 after fighting to claim 6 points in Group A.
The Teranga Lions defeated hosts Qatar 3-1 on match day two, before outperforming Ecuador 3-2 in their last group game to finish second behind Netherlands, who had handed them an opening day defeat.
Though, Tunisia are out of the tournament, they defeated defending champions, France in their last group match to finish with 4 points in Group D.
Meanwhile, Ghana and Cameroon both have a chance to move into the next round if they secure wins in their last group games.
While Cameroon take on Brazil in Group G, Ghana will be squaring up against 2010 nemesis, Uruguay in Group H.