Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian billionaire, has stated that if Ghana progresses to the FIFA World Cup finals ahead of his country, he would not attend the 2022 tournament in Qatar.
The Black Stars must overcome Nigeria in the play-offs in March to qualify for next year’s World Cup.
This game has been labeled one of the largest on the continent due to the two countries’ shared history.
After witnessing the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Dangote urged the Super Eagles to do Nigeria proud.
Business tycoon Aliko Dangote provided financial support for the pitch’s repair via his Dangote Industries Group.
He also said that if Nigeria fails to qualify for the World Cup, he would not fly to Qatar to witness the tournament.
“It is not only important to me, but it is also important to all of us here, that is what will make us proud as Nigerians,” the businessman said, as quoted by sunnewsonline.com.
“If Nigeria does not qualify [for the World Cup], I won’t go there [Qatar].”
He also pledged to continue supporting sports development in the country by complementing the government’s efforts.
“You can be rest assured of our continued support. You can always knock on our doors,” Dangote told Sports Minister Sunday Dare.
“We shouldn’t allow our stadia to collapse. Nigerians have a very strong love for sports, so I think we need to complement Government’s efforts to ensure that everything works.”