Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


The four African presidents currently in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup

By Rédaction Africanews and Kwabena Adu-Gyamfi

The world has gathered for the world’s biggest festival in Qatar, the FIFA World Cup 2022 which is witnessing 32 teams from across the world battle it out for the heavyweight undisputed title as the world cup winner.

Like every other four years, the spotlight is on the players, the technical staff, officiating departments, referees, and assistants, not forgetting the various fans who also play a very integral role in the tournament.

In all of this, presidential diplomacy plays a major role.

According to reports, over 20 heads of state were present at the opening event on Sunday (November 20) at Al Bayt stadium where the opening match between host Qatar and Ecuador took place with the host looking to 2-0, reported.

This article narrows down on the number of African presidents that are currently present in Qatar to witness the global event.

Ghana’s president Nana Akufo Addo is the latest African president to have arrived in Qatar ahead of the Black Stars’ opening game with Portugal.

According to reports, presidents Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Mack Sall of Senegal were officially invited by the Qatari government to take part in the opening event.

Macky Sall was reported to have stayed to witness the Monday, November 21 game between Senegal and Netherlands which the African champions lost after two late goals.

President George Weah had announced his trip to Qatar to spend some nine days. He was at the stadium to watch the game between the United States and Wales. For him, his interest was to watch his American son play at the tournament.

The world cup is still in its initial stages, and it is likely more African presidents and officials will turn up to witness the event.

You May Also Like


Three commissioners from Kenya’s election board announced their resignation from the body on Monday, citing failure of the body’s leadership and dysfunction in the...


Quartz Africa  MUCH like her mother would have at activists’ funerals during the apartheid era, Zenani Mandela-Dlamini allowed her righteous anger to lead her tribute...


No fewer than 6,600, athletes and team officials from 71 countries are expected to take part in 275 events at the 21st Commonwealth Games...


South Africa has recalled its ambassador to Israel following a bloody crackdown on Palestinian protesters by Israel forces that left at least 55 dead...