From the very beginning of its participation in the World Championships, African soccer has progressed steadily. In 1970, 1974 and 1978, Africa was represented by a signle team – Morocco, Zair and respectively, Tunisia. In the next three championships “black continent” was already represented by two soccer teams: Algeria and Cameroon, Algeria and Morocco, and respectively, Cameroon and Egypt. Three teams from Africa (Morocco, Nigeria and Cameroon) have presented at the World Cup in the USA (1994). And in 1998, at the championship were exactly five African soccer teams.
Today, soccer on the African continent, is especially developed in the following countries: Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia. The favorites of African football teams today are Nigeria, Cameroon, Senegal and South Africa.
Nowadays, African soccer club is in desperate need of funding. Nonetheless, the teams are in need of discipline and organization. In addition, Africa has its own characteristics, its own mentality.
Sports officials in Africa are not taking any steps to stop the atrocities, committed by the fans of the losing team. Of course, the Confederation of African Football can do little, given the fact that most of the stadiums are owned by the state.
Today it is considered that soccer matches in Africa are very poorly organized, stadiums have poor safety and are uncomfortable for the audience. This leads to a decrease in the attention of sponsors, the TV channels.