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What's Wrong With All The African Teams?

Why is it that the first team that gets knocked out of the competition have to be an African team?

And South Africa are soon going to be the first country to host the competition and get knocked out in the first round.

Followed by Nigeria who I don't believe will get the result they need against South Korea, which leaves Ivory Coast who have a tough game against Brazil tonight.

Ghana and Algeria still have a chance but I expected the African countries to shine on the African continent.

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^^^shey Ur lappy dey suffer from kaitaflu?. . .which 1 be three post same comment?

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Oh! Africa

Africa my Africa

Always the Sick Baby of the World

Even playing host to the mundial hasn't had any positive impact on thy performance

Rather your children (teams) are being Molested left, right and centre by the invaders,

, but seriously, i think we should restructure the way we run our F.A. board, leagues and Football Academies. Use mainly young home based players for all our national games, then make in-depth assessments by 2012 after the nations cup.

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Oh! Africa

Africa my Africa

Always the Sick Baby of the World

Even playing host to the mundial hasn't had any positive impact on thy performance

Rather your children (teams) are being Molested left, right and centre by the invaders,

, but seriously, i think we should restructure the way we run our F.A. board, leagues and Football Academies. Use mainly young home based players for all our national games, then make in-depth assessments by 2012 after the nations cup.

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Oh! Africa

Africa my Africa

Always the Sick Baby of the World

Even playing host to the mundial hasn't had any positive impact on thy performance

Rather your children (teams) are being Molested left, right and centre by the invaders,

, but seriously, i think we should restructure the way we run our F.A. board, leagues and Football Academies. Use mainly young home based players for all our national games, then make in-depth assessments by 2012 after the nations cup.

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Its sad this is a tournament played on our soil and we should have the advantage.

Japan and korea made progress when they hosted the mundial.

I would say football at the National level in Africa has progressed in the negative direction compared to other continents

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Nothing is wrong. That's the game of football for u! *** Afterall other opponent no come sale granutt for feild.***

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Okocha: Africa must start again

June 24, 2010

By Soccernet staff

Former Nigeria international Jay-Jay Okocha said African football needs to "go back to the drawing board" if it is to improve.

"It's about character," he told the BBC. "Our players have not shown enough passion. It's an African tournament [and] we thought we could capitalise on that. That hasn't been the story.

"I think the players have failed to understand that they need to go that extra mile to be able to get results. They are not looking for the solution on how to win games. We [need to] go back to our drawing boards and invest in youth and start planning."

Okocha laid the blame for the continent's relative failure on a lack of planning. "We always wait for an event and then get ourselves ready for just that event."

He added that coaches and players needed to go overseas to gain experience: "I thought that the officials should be given the opportunity as well to go abroad and update themselves, but we haven't done that. We've not invested in our local coaches.

"After going to Europe to prove yourself as a player you come back to that old mentality, that old way of playing. Then sometimes players get caught in the middle. They try to bring you down to their own level , and if you don't want to come down to that level, it's as if you're losing your culture, losing your respect."

Okocha, who played for Bolton, Hull and PSG in Europe, said the big-name stars had failed to deliver. "They haven't really performed. They've underachieved. It's all about character. I don't think our players have shown enough passion for the game. That's the difference between the way they've played here, and the way they play in their various clubs."

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Losing 2-3 means they lost by a goal margin

Salute you for following reason not your passion. 4 teams already out . Nigeria and Algeria were bottom of their groups. Now we have Ghana and CIV left

CIV is as good as out unless they can overturn a 9 goal deficit

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Ah, my bad. I meant to say three, not five. Apologies. I no dey lie.

I think the final 2-3 score made me type five.

Meanwhile, watching the last couple of days have caused me to change my opinion.

Maybe for now, the slots should be reduced, at least by one.

The game is not developing any more in Africa, I have to say. Maybe qualification is getting too easy.

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Was South Africa not playing at home? Have they played their own semi finals?

Going out 0-1 to Germany is not a disgrace by any stretch. And they didnt take 5 against Turkey, You dont have to lie to prove your point.

Why should anyone pay attention to underaged tournament where we probably cheated. We beat Brazil and Argentina yet their players like Ronaldo and Rivaldo went to win world player of the year, Roberto Carlos, Dida all became icons of the game. WHat happened to our own overaged, Mobi Oparaku, Teslim Fatusi, Abiodun Obafemi etc that we took there to win?

We probably started before Asia and Asian teams are even doing better

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Dis topic should be clossed, South africa has proving u guys Wrong!

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Crap, again.

South Korea played one semi-final, at home, after extremely dubious games against Italy and Spain, with unbelievably poor officiating.

And what did they do in the semi-final? Went down 0-1 to Germany. And took five against Turkey in the 3rd place match.

Do the Olympics count? We've beaten both Brazil and Argentina at that level.

We have at least beaten Spain at the World Cup.

Give us time. We will get there.

Since then (before and after) nko?

South Africa have never qualified from the group stages in any World Cup.

So what exactly are we saying?

Why are we so quick with this self-condemnation? Take this afternoon's game. South Africa were definitely naive, but they seem to have the best movement and positioning of any of the African sides. If Perreira stays with them, I see them developing into a continental power again.

People are hailing Ghana, but I deplore their negative approach, which will still see them off against Germany. Germany know how to get a result, and will be looking for one, so they can top the group. Will Ghana hope for another penalty? Asamoah Gyan can't seem to find the net any other way. Maybe the referee will save them once again.

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South Africa too is out

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now ivory coast is out of the competition unless they can score 7 goals or more against north korea

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^^Hopeless and impatient 1's in NL.

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I don't agree with the title.

There is nothing wrong with Ghana. ast time I checked they are topping the group and may very well progress (maybe even by winning the group). If they flop lets say ALL, but so far Ghana is the only that has not dissapointed.

And actually I think the team has one thing the other teams lack: A winning mentaity. They were down 1:0, but made a goal to equalize. Countries like Nigeria or Cameroon just tend to fall over and die.

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What is up wth the WHITE coaches?

Conspiracy?

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SAME DAMNED THING THAT HAS BEEN WRONG with African Countries ever.

Culture of STUPIDITY, CORRUPTION, and MEDIOCRITY.

Africans are MENTALLY LAZY and AFRAID to die, and so, they are CONTENT in living in MISERY.

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As far as am concern African teams have a long way to go, football has really gone scientific rather than over been physical, i think our leagues is a major factor, we need to start getting things right, most especially NIGERIA cause aaaafrican teams are really declining in football.

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When you carry tired old legs what do y'all expect.

Which African team will be bold enough to drop players in the caliber of Zanetti or Ronaldinho?

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we shuld leave 1 world cup so dey can feel our presence and know dat bad officiating kills us

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African teams, 1 win in 12 matches.

South American teams 7 wins in 9

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CIV played the usual AFRICAN way and lost; when is the next African team playing?

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Topic - I also said italy will prevail against New Zealand but i was shocked with D result, so that's modern football 4 u!

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we need to realise that it's only the occassional drbble that makes a winning team, you have to score goals!take your chances!the WC is full of african teams squadering goals.and also too much fair play dey worry the men from africa!sorry to say  but i felt good that an african can simulate an injury, and tactically get the best midfielder of the opposing team sent off!kudos to Cote d'ivoire!

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and the dismal results continues for the africans. . .brazil 3 CIV 1

and egypt wouldn't have been any different. north africans usually fair poorly against outsiders; atleast algeria did pretty well against england

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Maybe the curse also included football. I don taya.

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I haven't looked too hard into this, so bear with me, but i doubt that the idea, poor performance of the African teams so far mirrors sociopolitical situations of the various countries, would stand up to scrutiny. It is almost axiomatic  for instance that sporting teams from politically unstable regions over-perform in competitions both compensating for national problems and in attempt to act as unifying and hope given force. Thus  the Iraq football team for a period outmatched many Mideast and Asian teams in a series of competitions. Further, are we certain that some of the well performing South American countries hail from stable and unproblematic polities?What of relatively affluent South Africa?

       

I wonder if lying for age, playing in Europe and being worn out, teams more determined to hold Africans to stop them from running away with it due to home advantage all conspired to bushwhack the African teams?

Nigeria should have pressed the Olympic teams or the supposedly under 20s and 17's teams into playing internationals, perhaps by now they would have been ready to represent us in this world cup without need to include a single one of the older crop of players.

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And 1 for Brazil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hey Africa!

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What do you expect when keep recycling old tired legs to compete in every tournament. Abi you think say na coach go play the match?

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This world cup is filled up off bad luck and suprises. major teams are going out and teams which you expect a win from dont give you that win. Or maybe because its held on AFRICA SOIL and for MARADONA he is a drug taker thats it

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Everything is wrong with african teams!

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we africans do not have the confidence in ourself to deliver on a global scale

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The same problem disturbing african nations is the reason we are monkeying in SA2010

however it is not only africa, france,england ,italy,spain are fumbling and more will continue to fall,

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tell me abwt it, . . felt soo sorry 4 cameroon yday

after all da gd footbal they played tho they missed really easy goalz

fink is just bad luck lolz

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remember westerhof guys?

the most successful nigerian coach as far as world cup is concerned till date.

he coached us from 1989? to 1994. 5 yrs.

I cant remember the last time a coach lasted that long for the super eagles. Its fire brigade approach all the way. You expect Lagerbark to perform magic in a few months. You are joking.

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The performance of the African teams is only a reflection of their backgrounds i.e. what's going on in their respective countries. As one of the posts indicate, corruption, tribalism, individuality at the expense of the team and lack of infrastructure can be of no help in building a winning team. Furthermore, failed or failing states cannot hope to perform well. Lastly, constantly hiring overpaid white men only shows our dementia - we keep doing the same things but expect different results. The coaches are working with damaged goods - they aren't magicians. At least a local can better navigate the undercurrents within a "team".

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Egypt would have done Africa proud in this tournament but alas Algeria played the spoiler role. Right now in their group Algeria continues to play the role of spoilers - people that don't want to progress and become a stumbling block to others. As for Ghana; their luck has started running out, 2 matches maximum and they are out. Nigeria is going out after next match. Cameroon will also be going home after their next match, same for South Africa which leaves only Ivory Coast. Alas and the man died; Drogba and his compatriots might find the African expectations too much for them so its bye bye.

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the "strong" footballing nations are not underperforming. They are being beaten and held by improved teams. that is what you're failing to realize. New Zealand didn't just get lucky. They matched Italy boot for boot. What are you people talking about.

I'm telling you for the african countries that get out of their groups, one of them will make the semis the way this world cup has gone so far.

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This is a misplaced argument, i understand your frustration . Even in Africa we have good technical teams that failed to Qualify. ie ; Tunisia , Egypt, and Zambia.

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@dayokanu haba. Its better to try and fail than not trying at all. You heard former President George W. Bush in 2001 saying it is better to go to war and loose than not fighting at all for your right (The night he called on Sadam and his 2 sons to leave iraq). So, its good we try and try until we succeed.

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I always knew the African countries would under perform, funny enough this seems to be the easiest world cup of all, strong footballing nations like England, Italy, Spain, France and Brazil are under performing who would have tot newbies Kiwi would disgrace the Italians or Americans and Algers would hold England to a spell draw and cause confusion in their camps. If an African country (Ghana or Ivory coast) do not win this world cup, we should be looking at the next 20yrs.

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hey  slowpoke, did you watch the Italian match that just ended? Held by part time footballers. This is what i was trying to tell you yesterday. These are not fluke results. There have been too many. World football has grown.

Which countries has set the stage alight so far? Germany? look what happened to them against Serbia.

I ask you again, compare the win per countries ration of Europe and tell me, should they loose places too?

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5 slots is too much for Africa, that gives room for poor countries,

They should take 2 slots from us and give to South America

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Cameroun lost all group games.

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