What would it mean for Africa — and the world — if an African country won the World Cup? ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop says the narrative on African players, and Africa, is starting to shift in the right direction

What would it mean for Africa — and the world — if an African country won the World Cup? ESPN FC’s Shaka Hislop says the narrative on African players, and Africa, is starting to shift in the right direction

“I’m certain that one day an African team, an African country, will win the World Cup.”


That’s what Senegal’s coach, Aliou Cisse, the only black coach at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, believes.


As the last African team standing — Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia did not advance to the round of 16 — Cisse said Africa has the quality but the hunt will take time.