No African team has progressed beyond the quarter-final stage at a FIFA World Cup tournament and it's about time an African team excels on a global stage.
There were glimpses of brilliance from a Roger Mila inspired Cameroonian outfit at the 1990 World Cup. Senegal also gave a sterling debut performance in 2002.
With the World Cup being hosted on African soil in 2010, many had anticipated that an African team would reach the final, if not win it.
Bafana Bafana was eliminated in the first round and the rest of the African continent followed suit. Ghana was controversially knocked out in the quarter-finals at the hands of Uruguay.
There's an abundance of talent in Africa and the world needs to see the true potential of this continent.
The likes of Didier Drogba, Samuel Et'o and Yaya Toure have proved that Africa is capable of producing world beaters