The Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup has kicked off with lots of upsets and surprises, which comes with the first ever World Cup to be hosted on an Arab soil.
Africa’s five representatives have had three of her teams played so far, but the upsets and surprises which come with this edition are yet to reflect on African teams.
Senegal started with a disappointing performance after European side Netherlands defeated them by 2-0 in their group A opener and that seemed to have dampened the spirit of some football fans in the continent.
Tunisia and Morocco, who have also played their first matches with Denmark and Croatia respectively, all had a goalless draw, putting the continent in a situation where they are yet to record their first wins in Qatar.
While Africa still seek their first victory in Qatar, it is important to also note that after three matches, Africa is yet to score a single goal.
Asia and the Middle East have made resounding statements at Qatar so far, causing upsets and giving the World Cup a different direction. This is seen in Saudi Arabia’s 2-1 victory over Argentina and Japan’s 2-1 defeat of Germany.
These score lines recorded by Asia and the middle east have shown that there is something different which Africa is yet to do.
As Cameroon and Ghana prepare to play their openers against Switzerland and Portugal respectively, the wait for Africa’s first win and first goal in the Qatar World Cup continues.
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