Coach Claude Le Roy on where African football is failing | Soccer


Togo coach Claude Le Roy feels African football is on a regression and is worse than it was 20 years ago.

Following the failure by all five African teams to get past the group stages at the 2018 Fifa World Cup, Le Roy views the game on the continent to be on a downward spiral.

“Players will stay in Africa if there is a good level of competition and good pitches, good balls, good nets, good physios – that’s why we have to fight every day,” BBC quoted Le Roy as saying.

“Africa has to think about (the fact that) not one team went into the second round (of the World Cup in Russia). It is necessary to reorganise football in Africa from the quality of the pitch, the quality of the coaches, the educators. There has been no progress, there is no improvement in…

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