Football In Africa : Nigeria As A Case Study (1)
Football in Africa took a big leap forward when Nigeria became the first former British colony to win independence in 1960. From a more than modest start, the game took off thanks to the tremendous efforts of its administrators and players, supported by generous funds from international donors and clubs across Africa. But will this game be able to scale even bigger heights.
Entering a world of dreams, the African football leagues give you a limitless world full of excitement, passion, and opportunities. Football has been on the rise in Africa for more than 50 years. From the first ever Confederation for African Football championship held jointly with Egypt to the bidding for hosting several World Cup tournaments (with South Africa being the only African nation to do so), African football has come a long way from humble beginnings. With billions of fans following this game all over the world, it is not surprising that Africa hopes to host its first ever FIFA World Cup as early as 2026 or 2030.
With the support of international football associations, national associations across Africa have had the opportunity to develop an infrastructure that will sustain the game. Now it's time for African football to take on the world.