There was a significant shift towards African football as a business rather than football as development.
African teams at the World Cup are proving that they deserve their seats at the main table.
This could just as well be the year that an African team is crowned champion.
A win is possible - but only in 2026 or 2030 and only if African teams get to play more high level internationals more regularly.
No African team has reached the semi-final stage. Out of Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia, the most likely to do so is Senegal.
The Caf African Player of the Year is named on 21 July – but it’s only one of eight trophies being handed out.
Will an African nation ever win the Football World Cup? Key moments in past tournaments offer hope – and a warning that the continent needs to invest in the game.
A complex set of factors influence how African footballers make financial decisions about the money they earn abroad.
Although Senegal’s overall World Cup result was disappointing, the team showed that they have a great deal to build on for future campaigns.