Former Super Eagles captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha believes North American and Asian teams are playing better than African teams ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Senegal, Morocco, Cameroon, Tunisia and Ghana will be the African representatives at the mundial.
Okocha predicted that African teams will struggle to make impact in Qatar.
“It’s the first time I’m not confident about Africa’s chances in the World Cup,” Okocha as says.
“If you look at Asia and North America, they seem stronger and more advanced than us. We were already 50 paces behind South America and Europe, and now North America and Asia seem to be ahead of us.
“We have hopes in Senegal and Morocco, they seem the strongest. Tunisia, Ghana and Cameroon seem to be a stepping stone for other teams to reach the knockout stages.”