drogba ronaldo.jpgAfrican teams’ performances at the ongoing World Cup tournament in South Africa have drawn mixed reactions from local fans, most of whom have praised Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire.

 

Six African countries: South Africa, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Algeria are carrying the continent’s expectations on their shoulders.

 

In their opening matches, only Ghana managed to emerge triumphant, with South Africa and Cote d’Ivoire drawing, while Nigeria, Cameroon and Algeria all succumbed to 1-0 losses.

 

It is however the perfomances by the Black Stars of Ghana, and the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire which have received widespread praise from football followers.

 

No African country has ever won or even come close to winning the World Cup. The best performance by African teams at the World Cup was Cameroon’s quarter final exit in 1990, a feat which was also repeated by Senegal in 2002.

 

With the tournament being staged on African soil for the first time, the continent’s hopes have risen that finally an African team might win the cup or at least reach the final.

 

However, despite the shaky start, all is not lost yet as four of the teams still have realistic chances of progressing.