Williams Uchemba, a Nollywood star has expressed that the disqualification of Super Eagles of Nigeria from the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup is needed for the country to realise it is in a ‘hell hole’.
Connectley Naija News recalls that Super Eagles lost to Black Star of Ghana in the 2022 world cup qualifier. The first leg of the match was played in Kumasi which ended in a goalless draw and the returning leg, played on Tuesday at the MKO Abiola Stadium ended 1-1 draw. This allows the black stars of Ghana to progress to the World Cup with the ‘away goal’ rule.
The Nollywood star, citing the recent attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train and heightened insecurity in the country, said missing out on the World Cup would make Nigeria channel anger and pay serious attention to the issues in the nation.
“Maybe it is good we lost, so we can channel our anger on the pressing issue in the country. Almost 1000 Nigerian citizens cannot be accounted for and some people are acting like it’s a normal thing.
“If it takes losing a match to get us upset enough and know that we’re in a hell hole, so be it. Some heads of state are yet to make a statement on the issue. I guess they’re busy planning for the 2023 elections, Uchemba wrote on Instagram.
The Black Stars of Ghana qualification earned them one of the five tickets for African representatives at the tournament billed for Qatar this year.