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.
Twelve teams remain after the qualifying rounds of the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations - with Nigeria no longer automatic favourites as the competition diversifies.
Aware of the high chance of failure, young African talents show remarkable creativity and resilience as they dream of being the next Sadio Mané.
Because of the growing fame of African football stars, the tournament is now watched in more than 160 countries worldwide.
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.
English football has woven itself into the lives of Ghanaian fans with a smart strategy.
Akufo-Addo’s intervention marks a continuing move by African political leaders to use football to advance or affirm political situations.