World Cup 2018, well that was another intriguing round of soccer games. It was full of surprises like Argentina and Portugal being kicked out too early in the game to mention a few. However, what happened after the final game, might have topped the list of the intrigues of the game.
France won the World Cup, but people of Africa and African-descent seemed happier than even the French. Yes, even the South African comedian Trevor Noah had a comment or two in celebration of the ‘African win’ that landed him into trouble with the French embassy in the U.S.
However, the reality is, by claiming France’s win, the African continent makes a fatal mistake of not ‘self-analyzing’ where it went wrong, as the World Cup 2018, was one of the unimpressive performances… well, we could have played better!
And that is exactly the point. African teams and all stakeholder in the continent’s soccer should now take the time to reflect, and see how this ‘room for growth’ can be actually ‘grown out.’ The last World Cup was the first one since 1982 that the continent had three sides …read more