Soccer in Africa is followed passionately by many all the way from the horn of Africa, across the Sahara desert and down to South Africa. From a young age, boys in Africa enjoy playing football by kicking around bunches of polythene papers which are usually crumpled together to resemble a real football. It is therefore evident that in Africa soccer is one of the most adored sporting activities.
Africa has produced some of the best world soccer stars. From Asamoah Gyan (Ghana), Samuel Etoo (Cameroon), Didier Drogba (Ivory Coast) and Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast), it goes without saying that Africa is a true soccer hub. Let us now take a look at some of the Greatest African Soccer teams.
Cameroon (The Indomitable Lions)
The indomitable lions are one of the most consistent and highly ranked soccer teams in Africa. Cameroon wowed the entire world by managing to reach the quarter final of the world cup tournament held in 1990 in Italy. They are widely seen as the pioneers of African football as they managed to accomplish a feat that no other African team had achieved before.
Ivory Coast (The Elephants)
Captained by Didier Drogba, Ivory Coast is one of the greatest African teams. During the previous world cup tournaments held in South Africa, Ivory Coast had managed to qualify unbeaten. Unfortunately, they were placed in ‘the group of death,’ (Korea DPR, Brazil and Portugal) but they still managed to put up a brave fight. They have a lot of talent and surely in future this is one of the teams to watch.
Ghana (The Black Stars)
The black stars of Ghana are one of the most amazing teams to watch in Africa. Since the 90s Ghana has managed to produce some of the greatest football experience on African soil. During the previous world cup tournament held in South Africa, Ghana was the only one of the African soccer teams to qualify to the quarter finals. Ghana still remains to be the most adorable African soccer teams even after a controversial defeat by Uruguay which saw them miss a slot in the semifinals.
Nigeria (The Super Eagles)
The super eagles of Nigeria are among the most wonderful African soccer teams to watch. After winning the Olympic soccer gold in 1996, the team has managed to go through a series of challenges to retain its position as one of the greatest soccer teams from Africa. Going by their recent display of quality soccer and with the squad that currently consists of Peter Odemwingie and Yakubu Aiyegbeni, one can surely say that the Super Eagles are the team to watch.
South Africa (Bafana Bafana)
In concluding our list of the greatest African soccer teams is Bafana Bafana. With a long history of African soccer success, this team has managed to stand the test of time despite all the challenges that have come its way. It put an amazing display during the recently concluded World cup tournament of which they were the hosts.
From this list, it is possible to conclude without doubt that Africa has got a great soccer experience. Among other teams that we’ve left out in our brief write-up are Egypt (the pharaohs), Algeria (Desert Warriors) and Togo.