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Qatar 2022: It’s Time For African Football To Shine –Milla

Qatar 2022: It’s Time For African Football To Shine –Milla

Cameroon legend and former Indomitable Lions forward, Roger Milla, believes that the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is a great opportunity for African football to shine on the biggest stage.

No African country has won the FIFA World Cup as the trophy has been exclusive to South America and Europe since 1930. An African team is yet to play in the semi-final of the world’s biggest football tournament.

In an interview with the BBC, 70 years old Milla who holds the record as the oldest player, at 42, to score at FIFA World Cup, reiterates that Africa has many of the best footballers in the world.

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“Now is a good time to show that Africa has the best football players and the best teams in the world,” said Milla, who as a 42-year-old scored the Indomitable Lions’ consolation goal in a 6-1 loss to Russia in the Group B of USA ’94 World Cup.

“We have to make our players understand that we can compete with the biggest teams. We have everything to compete with them.

“It’s up to us to get to work. We struggled for a few years but I’ve seen African football develop a lot. Now it’s time and we will see in Qatar.”

Milla represented the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon at three FIFA World Cups; Spain 1982, Italia ’90 and USA ’94.

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He came out of retirement in 1990, aged 38, to help Cameroon become the first African country to reach the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup, scoring four goals. They lost the semi-final ticket to England who won the quarter-final clash 3-2 in extra time.

Senegal and Ghana would later also achieve that quarter-finals feat at the World Cup at Korea/Japan 2002 and South Africa 2010 editions respectively.

Africa’s five representatives at the Qatar 2022 World Cup are Cameroon, Senegal, Ghana, Morocco and Tunisia.

By Toju Sote

 

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COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 7
  • Ayoola 2 years ago

    When you walk the talk then talk your walk. African nation needs to walk their talk.

  • Selfmade KING 2 years ago

    Bet against Ghana at ur own peril! The worldcup was created for ghana! 

    • Ignatius Abo 2 years ago

      Ghana is a cesspool. Toilet is better than you.

      • Selfmade KING 2 years ago

        Stop telling us about ur mother lol!

        U have an iq like the back of a scrubbing brush haha 

        Grandmaa CHAMBER POT is cleaner and more important than u hahahaa 

      • Bobo Colorado Springs 2 years ago

        Bro , that’s an insultive statement!!!

        • Selfmade KING 2 years ago

          Am sorry bro but this guy keeps on insulting me here everyday lol  

          Am really sorry bro …. Am gentleman but this dude keeps on writing under my posts and insults me haha 

    • Ignatius Abo 2 years ago

      At least my mother won Miss Asanti Kotoko in 1975. What did your mother ever achieve? Ghanian dimwit. Toilet is better than you.
      Later you will say you never abuse women. Idiot. Pit latrine is better than you.
      If you ever show your face here we will deal with you mercilessly. Ghana is a cesspool.

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