Are you ready for the World Cup 2018!
The much-awaited world cup is finally here, and we are excited, however, we have to ask, ladies, do you know your African teams?
Fret not sis! Just to keep you in the loop, the following five African teams have qualified for the 2018 World Cup and are currently in Russia.
Senegal has qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after securing a 2-0 away win over South Africa.
Senegal has highly talented players who ply their trade in European leagues such as Sadio Mane who has had a very successful season with Liverpool.
Fun fact, Egypt has only featured at the World Cup three times over 84 years – in 1934, 1990 and now in 2018 (You can throw this around in conversations). The Pharaohs booked their ticket after overwhelming Chad at home and away to qualify for the group stage. Led by Mohammed Salah who scored an astounding 44 goals during the premier league season for Liverpool and Mohamed Elneny from Arsenal they have hopes for the tournament.
Morocco last played in the World Cup 20 years ago, however, goals from defenders Nabil Dirar and Medhi Benatia handed Morocco a 2-0 away win over the Ivory Coast on November 11th in their last World Cup qualifier and booked a return to the finals for the first time in two decades.
Compared to the other countries, Nigeria has been a constant African team in the World Cup. The Nigerian team who pulled off a remarkable unbeaten qualification run to the World Cup in Russia, have arguably been the most hyped African nation going to Russia.
They are definitely the best dressed with well-known players such as Ahmed Musa (Leicester), Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester), Victor Moses (Chelsea), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal)
Tunisia also qualified for next year’s World Cup finals in Russia after they finished top of Group A in the African preliminaries.