By Izuchukwu Okosi


Anambra State governorship aspirant for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr Tony Nwoye is confident that Nigeria can become the first African country to reach the semifinals of the FIFA World Cup, reports.


“We must commend the national team for their superlative efforts during the qualifiers for the World Cup,” Nwoye said while addressing a small crowd in Onitsha.


“The zeal of the coach reminds me of the era of players like Stephen Keshi, Jay Jay Okocha, Rashidi Yekini, Sunday Oliseh and so many others players in the 90’s who won Nigeria’s first World Cup ticket.


“This team deserves our support. The likes of John Mikel Obi and Alex Iwobi who are sons of the soil must be commended as well for their contributions to the team. An African team have not won the World Cup but Nigeria have the talent to reach the semifinals,” Nwoye stated.


The medical doctor who was a former governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2003 polls further added:


“We don’t have a state owned stadium in Anambra. That will be one of the objectives of my government when I lead you,” Nwoye stressed.