In spite of Covid-19 pandemic, African football was bustling as normal

Football activities in Africa are still normal, despite the outbreak of Covid-19 that could break out on the black continent.

The Covid-19 pandemic is having complicated developments all over the world. Although Africa is a place with hot weather conditions, 162 cases have been recorded, of which 5 have died. Covid-19 is reported to have appeared in 13 countries in Africa.

Many high-class players in Europe returning to serve the national team will increase the risk of spreading the Covid-19 in Africa.

Faced with the complicated situation of the epidemic, many Football Unions in Africa have expressed concern. Kenya Football Federation (FKF) has submitted an application to the African Football Federation (CAF) to postpone the matches of the African Cup qualifier (AFCON 2021) scheduled to take place by the end of March.

However, in an FKF response, CAF stated that there was no reason to postpone continental football matches in Africa. As a precaution, some matches may take place without an audience.

CAF’s notice stated: “We would like to inform all football unions in Africa that we are closely monitoring the situation. Currently, WHO declares that no country in Africa is at risk. The large number of Covid-19 cases in Africa appear only in small numbers, still under control. Therefore, we will continue to maintain the schedule of the African football tournament as issued. The federations of members can take precautions themselves, such as kicking the audience.”

CAF’s decision is causing controversy when in the next AFCON 21 qualifying series, there will be a huge number of players who are playing in Europe (the heart of Covid-19) returning to serve the national teams. There is an extremely high risk of an outbreak in the continent that is still considered to be the world’s least developed medical level.

Top 10 richest football players in Africa all time

Although Africa is not famous for football like other continents, they own great talents about football. When their football industry has been not focused and growth strongly, many players are invited to Europe to play for top leagues. The fact that, African footballers are doing well to make more good reputation for their nations.

In this article, we discuss top 10 riches football players in Africa all the time. Following it to look back a few information about African footballer.

1, Samuel Eto’o

Samuel Eto’s is a former of Cameroon football team who has been offered at many famous clubs. Therefore, he is ranked the first African player with the highest salary. Estimated that he is valued 202$ million.

To create the hug capital, he has ever played for many rich clubs in England, Spain, Italy or Turkey. Going experience for per club, he also reaches titles and trophies successfully, except the World Cup.

Several most outstanding achievements are becoming the champions for Barcelona and Inter Milan at UEFA Champions League in 2 consecutive seasons. These achievements are admired.

2, Yaya Touré

He is a captain as well one of the greatest midfielders all time who is from Ivory Coast in Africa. He has ever played for 2 rich clubs Manchester City and Barcelona. During his career at both teams, he contributes his talent to reach Champions and Titles.

In addition, he also supports their national football team to win the Africa Cup and become the first time for Champion in this nation’s history.

According to report, he has about 170$ million so he is ranked for the 2nd richest football player in Africa.

3, Didier Drogba

He is a talented striker coming from Ivory Coast. He is the same decade with Samuel Etoo. They are stars to brighten talents for African to international football.

He has ever played for Chelsea. During his career, he is honored many trophies and tiles. Estimated that he has 155$ Million.

The issue of internal coaches and foreign coaches in African football

In the history of the World Cup, there are three African teams advance to the quarterfinals, all three teams are not led by domestic coach. So does this matter?

The biggest football tournament on the planet has come almost half way, but now we realize one thing, in a festival where “dozens” of African players have reached world class, but There are only two African coaches leading the teams at the 2018 World Cup: Aliou Cissé of Senegal and Nabil Maaloul of Tunisia.

In particular, Cisse is moving forward with Senegal when there was a win against Poland and a draw with Japan. With 4 points earned, the opportunity to continue in Group H is huge.

The president of the African nation, Macky Sall, who had attended the match against Poland in Moscow returned, but they certainly did not follow him. The opportunity is still there, a victory or at least one point ahead of the Colombian opponent will give them a ticket to go straight to the knockout round.

In the history of the FIFA World Cup finals, only three African teams made it to the quarter-finals, including Cameroon in 1990, Senegal in 2002 and Ghana in 2010. However, there was no African coach. Which leads one of the aforementioned teams. Cisse was in Korea 16 years ago, was the spiritual leader with his teammates to win 1-0 in the first match against the defending champion at the time, France.

The hot topic in Africa since the first days

If you did not know, Senegal was still a French colony at that time, the players there if going abroad would play only one destination, France. But this year’s World Cup is different, the players on the list register to play football in many parts of the world, from the club Horoya A.C (Guinea) to Turkey, Italy and the Premier League.

The issue of internal coaches and foreign coaches, has been a hot topic in Africa since the first days. In 1934, when Egypt was attending the tournament for the first time, the captain was James McRae, a Scottish man. By 1970, when Marocco was the next African team to attend the World Cup, they were led by a Yugoslavian, Blagoje Vidinic.

The fact that foreign coaches have rushed into African countries has narrowed the chances of the domestic rulers. Tanzania even has a ban on non-national coaches, the ban was recently lifted.

Top famous African football teams in football history

African football is ranked middle in the world football background. And teams from the continent are always good candidates for professional football tournaments. In particular, the following African teams are considered the most famous in history.

Ivory Coast

 This team is nicknamed the “wild elephant” of Africa, representing the Ivory Coast in international football. The team is run by the Ivory Coast Football Federation. As of 2005, their biggest accomplishment was the African Cup championship in 1992. Next, in 2015, they once again defeated Ghana on penalties.

Ivory Coast has many bright football stars playing in Europe such as Didier Drogba, Yaya Touré, Emmanuel Eboué, Wilfried Bony, Seydou Doumbia, Gervinho, Eric Bailly, Serge Aurier, Wilfried Zaha, Salomon Kalou and Kolo Touré… The team that won the African football championship – Can is famous in 2015. And the record holder for the most goals for this team is Didier Drogba with a total of 65 goals.


Ghana is one of Africa’s oldest and most famous football teams in the continent. The Ghana national football team has represented Ghana’s international football association since the 1950s. This team has won the UN Cup of Africa four times, that is in 1968, 1970, 1992, 2010. and 2015.

After the unbeaten series in 2005, the team went on to win the FIFA Africa Team of the Year award and reached the second round of the 2006 FIFA World Cup. At the FIFA World Cup 2010 In South Africa, Ghana is the third black team to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup. 2014 is the 3rd consecutive year this team participated in the World Cup.

Ghana impressed with the top 4 World Cup 2010 achievements and 4 Can championships. In 2013, the Ghana Football Association launched Africa’s first continental football channel, called GFA TV. This is the exclusive channel to broadcast all the matches of the “Black Stars”.


Senegal is an African team in the very development stage. The team, founded in the early 1960s, was a regular competitor at the United Nations Africa Cup with runner-up in 2002.

The same year the team participated in the FIFA World Cup for the first time and reached into the quarterfinals. After 16 years, this team had a memorable tournament with Nigeria when it became the third African team in the history of African teams playing in three consecutive World Cups.

Above are 3 of the most famous African teams in football history.