3 Africans Qualify Canada For First World Cup In 36 Years



Two Africa-born players – Sam Adekugbe, Ike Ugbo, and Richard Laryea were part of the Canadian team that just picked World Cup ticket for the first time in 36 years. In September 2021, Ike Ugbo announced that he had switched his international allegiance to Nigeria but changed his mind two months later to represent the Canadian national team.

Sam Adekugbe

Adekugbe, born in the United Kingdom to Nigerian parents was also involved in the game and played from start to finish. The flying left full-back had a beautiful World Cup qualifying campaign scoring in important games against the United States and Mexico. Adekugbe, currently with Hatayspor in the Turkish Super Lig is considered one of the most talented members of the squad.

Ike Ugbo

Richard Laryea

Ghanaian right full-back, Richard Laryea was also involved in the game. It was all joy in Canada as they made it to the mundial again for the first time in 36 years and in eight editions.



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