Since its inception, African countries have not been particularly remarkable on the world cup stage.
It’s interesting that they can’t transition their junior teams as their European counterparts can after doing so well in juniors.
Everyone was so ecstatic that the future was always going to be bright after Ghana won the under-20 world cup in Egypt and other countries like Nigeria and Mali created history at the under-17 level.
Infrastructure, administration, inappropriate transition arrangements, financial challenges, and a lackadaisical attitude on the part of some game players could all be factors in African countries’ inability to win the world cup at the senior level.
Whatever the case may be, the question is whether they are sufficiently justifiable. I’m sure some of these countries that make an impression in the World Cup and even win have their own issues.
What could be the key of their perseverance in the face of adversity? This is where we need to look for solutions.
Perhaps it is past time for African countries to realize that they should not only add numbers to fill in the statistics columns, but instead go there with one goal in mind: to win!
To win, though, one must play and play well. Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, Tunisia, and Morocco, the five countries who have qualified for the 2022 competition, have a chance to make an impact in the future championship.
However, it appears that Ghana and Senegal will fare better than in past years.
It may appear overly ambitious, but the signals are there. Senegal boasts a generation of players in their peak who play for Europe’s premier clubs. The team’s infrastructure, management, and technological concerns appear to be in decent shape.
The Ghanaian Black Stars have begun their preparations quite early. After their shambolic performance in the recent AFCON, they may have learned some lessons.
There have been rumors that players born outside the country are willing to join the team since the qualifying.
The team’s morale is excellent, and everyone is optimistic that we’re on the right track. It might be a good moment to improve on the team’s performance in the 2010 World Cup quarterfinal in South Africa.