November 23, 2013

World Cup: Be worthy Ambassadors, Hayatou charges African 5

Issa Hayatou

CAF President, Issa Hayatou has congratulated the five African teams who picked tickets for the FIFA World Cup holding in the summer of 2014 at the conclusion of the final play-off decided last weekend and Tuesday even as he charged them to be worthy ambassadors of the continent.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles were the first team to pick a ticket after they handed Ethiopia a 2-0 defeat at the U.J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar last Saturday. Others who also qualified are Algeria at the expense of Burkina Faso, Cameroon who dumped Tunisia, Cote d’Ivoire who dismissed Senegal and  Ghana who shocked Africa’s most successful Nations Cup side, Egypt.

“On my behalf, the CAF Executive Committee and African football family, I congratulate the five National Associations – Algeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire Ghana and Nigeria for qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014,” said Hayatou.

Whilst applauding the high level of performance exhibited during the qualifying phase, the CAF President has also tasked the qualified teams to work hard and be worthy ambassadors of the continent at the final tournament.

Meanwhile, the final draw for the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014, will be held at Costa do Sauípe Resort, Mata de São João in Bahia on December 6, 2013.