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Otto Pfister: An African team can win the World Cup

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Former Black Stars coach, Otto Pfister has stated that an African team can win the World Cup if the right infrastructure is put in place to ensure proper development.

Africa, first made an appearance in 1934 but no African country has been able to even play in the final. The farthest African teams have reached in the Mundial is the Quarter-final – with Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002 and Ghana in 2010.

However, Otto Pfister believes with the right improvement in all aspects, an African country will lift the prestigious trophy.

“The day Africa gets on the same level of infrastructure as Europe, a team will be able to win the world cup,” Otto Pfister told Citi TV in an interview,

“But with all these problems, it will be very difficult.  The players are not the problem, in my experience the player is never the problem.

“The problem is organization, infrastructure, the medical aspect is also very important. If we have this in Africa, good facilities, Ghana can even win the African Cup of Nations and an African team can win the world cup.”

“But if all these are not available, then it will be very difficult,” Otto Pfister concluded.

Pfister, 82, spent 23 years coaching on the African continent where he coached national teams such as Burkina Faso, Ghana, Cameroon and Togo.

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