… Share their predictions for 2018 Russia World Cup
By John Tuerijama
WITH no Southern African team set to feature at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, scheduled to take place from 14 June to 15 July in Russia, local pundits are pinning their hopes on Egypt and Morocco, and to a lesser extent, Nigeria, to keep African hopes alive beyond the group stages.
Veteran sports journalist and sporting activist, Isack Hamata, said that Egypt is the most likely to proceed out of the World Cup group stages, as they had been handed an “easy draw”.
“They will have themselves to blame if they don’t get to the knockout stages. Morocco could also grit their teeth and fight to finish second in their group, where they will compete with European giants Spain and Portugal, but that will be a tough ask. It will be good if at least two of the five African countries can advance to round two of the competition,” Hamata said
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