Amuneke: Why African teams flop at the World Cup


The African football icon has revealed why the continent’s representatives always fail to sparkle at the global football showpiece

Africa boasts of massive triumphs when it comes to age grade football but have failed to impress during the biggest football spectacle.

Nigeria remains the most successful country when it comes to the U17 Fifa World Cup, while African teams have made it to the final of the Fifa U20 World Cup on five occasions – with Ghana emerging as World Champions in 2009.

Despite these impressive feats at age-grade competitions, making an appreciable impact at the senior World Cup has been a near-impossible task.

Since the competition’s inception in 1930, no African team has made it past the quarter-final (Cameroon 1990, Senegal 2002 & Ghana 2010). And in the…

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