Confederations of African Football (CAF) president, Ahmad has revealed his frustration with the poor showing of the five African nations at the recently concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Senegal and Morocco all failed to move into the knock out stages. It was the first time since 1982 this has occurred. Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia won a game each in Russia to put the combined record of African teams to just three wins in 15 games.
The African teams conceded 26 goals against 15 scored, with Morocco managing just a draw as their best result, while Egypt returned home pointless.
“It’s a thin and worrying record,” Camfoot quoted Ahmad as saying.
“None (of the African teams) managed to pass through to the second round. Why such a rout? Yet our continent is perceived as a universal reservoir of talent. Yet we have an audience envied by the whole world.
“What exactly is missing from our representatives to compete with ardor, talent and efficiency with the best in the world? Are these dysfunctions in the preparations or management?”