Raila's Condition for Attending Qatar World Cup

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Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto attend a past athletics event at the Nyayo National Stadium

Former Kenya Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Sunday, November 20, hinted at attending the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. 

Speaking to the press, the former Prime Minister indicated that he would only fly to Qatar for the global showpiece if an African team proceeds to the semi-finals. 

The ODM party leader also declared support for all African nations participating in the tournament.

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“I have told them that if an African team is in the finals I am going to go to Qatar. I will go for the semis and finals,” Raila stated. 

Africa has five representatives at the quadrennial event including Tunisia, Morrocco, Ghana, Senegal and Cameroon. 

Raila also urged the teams to showcase their talent and that the continent expects to see top performances from them. 

The Azimio leader, a fan of Premier League giants Arsenal, pointed out that African football is at a top level at the moment. 

He also revealed that despite supporting all African teams he would be happy to see the Indomitable Lions win the tournament. 

Raila's statement mirrored that of Samuel Eto, the country's federation president who predicted that Cameroon would be the winner of the World Cup. 

Raila added that in the case that all African teams lose he supports Germany and Brazil.

Kenya has never qualified for World Cup.

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