Former Super Eagles winger, Osaze Odemwingie has said that it would be difficult for Nigeria and other African teams heading to the 2018 World Cup to lift the trophy.
None of the five African teams heading to Russia are in the top 20 of Fifa’s world rankings and Odemwingie claims African football has gone backwards.
He spoke with the BBC yesterday on a topic: Will an African team reach semi-finals for first time?
“There’s definitely been a decline,” said the ex-West Brom, Cardiff and Stoke striker, who played at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.
“Nigeria had one of the best African squads at the 1994 World Cup. We were knocking on the door. We won the 1996 Olympics by beating Brazil and Argentina with all their stars.