The last few matches of the 2014 World Cup are already near ("Hurray!" Shout all the people who have struggled to wrap their heads around the fact that 22 men chasing one ball might be an important event.)
Africa is yet to represented on the semi-final stage. Ever. Well there was that one time in 2010 that Ghana almost made it, but for Suarez's infamous hand incident pushing the ball right back out of the net. Of course, Gyan missing the awarded penalty was no big help either.
With that incident in mind, the only other times African teams have made it to the quarter finals are Cameroon in 1990. And Senegal in 2002. Judging by the statistics, we might jut have to wait another 8odd years to get there again.
The 2014 World Cup had Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana and Ivory Coast qualifying for the group stages. Who could ever forget that boring Nigeria-Iran match that had most of our eyes closed, and all of Ghana's controversies this year? The Ghana government having to fly out $3million cash (yes cash!) to the team who refused to play otherwise, then the suspension and sending home of two players Muntari & Prince Boateng.
So the question is where is Africa going wrong?