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‘I won’t watch World Cup if Ghana beats Nigeria in play-offs’ – Aliko Dangote

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has said that if Ghana advances to the FIFA World Cup ahead off Nigeria, he would not attend the tournament in Qatar in 2022.

A winner between the two teams in the play-off match will book it’s place at Qatar for the World Cup.

The game between these two Africa giants has been dubbed one of the largest on the continent.

The Nigerian business mogul encouraged the Super Eagles to do Nigeria proud after seeing the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.

Dangote provided financial support for the pitch’s renovation 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

“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.”

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