The Dundalk midfielder wants bush Monster’s chances of receiving the football masterpiece despite being merged with the Super Eagles
Wilfried Zahibo is ‘realistic’ about the Main African Republic’s chances of receiving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
After falling short at previous efforts, bush Beasts are eager to get the international football masterpiece for the very first time ever before.
Nevertheless, they need to discuss their method past Nigeria, Cape Verde, and also Liberia in Team C– with their very first certifying video game versus heaven Sharks in September.
Despite falling short to get the 2021 Africa Cup of Countries, the 27-year-old midfielder sees a location in Qatar 2022 as a possible passion, while revealing his assistance for the Francois Zahoui-led technological team.
“The coach is doing a lot to change the mentality, to make people think that we can do it and to ask the federation to invest more and change the culture around football,” Zahibo informed BBC Sporting Activity Africa.
” For World Cup certifying, we are practical. Nigeria are certainly the largest group in the team however the magic of football is you never know what will occur and also certainly, we wish to reveal we can take on among the most effective groups in Africa.
“However for us, the goal is to qualify for Afcon in the next two to four years. We believe we can do big things together but it’s important to remember that this project is a long-term one and we are still in the early stages right now.”
The Main African country has never gotten approved for Afcon, albeit, Zahibo is positive that his nation can make background.
“We have to change the mentality because for so many years we didn’t win anything or even compete in a good way,” he proceeded.
” It definitely encourages us to see these brand-new nations dipping into Afcon. There is a brand-new generation, a new age in African football, and also we wish to belong to that.
“Players like myself and Geoffrey [Kondogbia] are trying to be the bridge for Central Africa – helping those who play locally reach a higher level, to show that we can play in the Africa Cup of Nations.”