Former Cameroonian international Samuel Eto’o thinks Ghana and the other African teams going to Qatar have a shot at winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The former Barcelona star said Africa’s five reps, including Ghana and his Cameroon, have an equal chance of becoming world champions later this year.
Speaking on Saturday’s Warm Up Plus show on Tv3, Eto’o, Cameroon’s FA president, who scored three World Cup goals, said, “Ghana has the same chances of winning the World Cup like any other African team.”
“Every World Cup is unique. We want African teams to partake and have a good World Cup.”
“Why not? An African team can lift the World Cup. Ghana missed it by a shot,” he added.
African pundits are pessimistic about the five, with only Senegal, who will face the Netherlands, Qatar, and Ecuador in Group A, having a realistic chance of progressing to the second round.
Tunisia are in Group D with defending champions France, Denmark and Australia or Peru and Morocco in Group F beside Belgium, Canada and Croatia.
Cameroon is in Group G with Brazil, Serbia, and Switzerland, while Ghana is in Group H with Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea.
No African team has ever advanced to the World Cup semi-finals. In previous tournaments, Cameroon, Senegal, and Ghana all came close to making history.
Eto’o, a Qatar Legacy Ambassador, is in Ghana for a two-day working visit.