FIFA statutes may be harming the development of African football. Ghana, who in came as close as any African country to winning the World Cup. TAGS Featured. An African nation would win the World Cup by the end of the th century. This was the claim, a rather cliche one, made by Pele in , . The level of play has been poor, and no team has demonstrated a positive long term development. The tournament favorites, Ivory Coast and Algeria were eliminated in the first round. Alongside underdogs Burkina Faso, in Egypt, Cameroon and Ghana, three of the heavyweights of African football did make .Football is the most popular sport in Africa. Indeed, football is probably the most popular sport in every African country, although rugby and cricket are also very popular in South Africa. Contents. [hide]. History Changes Women s football References. History. Football was first introduced to Africa in the late th . From crumbling stadiums to corruption and declining interest in Africa s own teams in favour of flashy European sides, there is a great deal of work to do to restore African football to the glory days of the past. ?Ponga Liwewe looks at the issues.. National footballociations become sources of personal income, and people fight to becomeociation presidents not because they are experts in football development, but simply to have leverage over money. And so organised football, like organised civil society with foreign links, becomes an .
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