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The Special one: I want to see African countries win the World Cup

JOSE MOURINHO: I want to see African country to win World Cup they have the huge talents but not representing their Country.

"I am aware that saying this will not win me any friends, but Fifa ought to make things fair by forbidding players from representing other nations. This will increase competition and prevent one-sided Fifa competitions, according to Mourinho.

The "Special One" also thinks that once this is accomplished, African nations will begin to win World Cups.

"I want the entire world to realise how equal Africa is to everyone. When it comes to talent, Africa is not behind. Although their top players are playing for other nations instead of their own, they have the talent to win any competition.

African players dominated their two Fifa World Cup victories in 1998 and 2018. France's 1998 heroes include people from Algeria by the name of Zinedene Zidane, Senegal by Patrick Vieira, the Democratic Republic of the Congo by Claude Makelele, and Ghana by Marcel Desailly.

When players like Kylian Mbappe (Cameroon), N'golo Kante (Mali), and Paul Pogba (Guinea) helped their country win their second World Cup in 2018, they were back at it.

On the other hand, we must commend those who made the decision to return and be with their national teams.

Drogba Didier (two-time African player of the year) Kolo and Yaya Toure (who assisted Ivory Coast in their 2015 Afcon victory), Mohamed Salah (Egypt), Sadio Mane (a record-breaking four-time African player who won two Afcon championships with Cameroon), and Samuel Eto'o (helped Senegal to win 2021 Afcon).

Benni McCarthy, Steven Pienaar, Quinton Fortune, and many other South African players had the option of choosing to represent the national teams of Europe.

Did you know?

The special one won once managed the South African all time top goalscorer Benni McCarthy at Porto and during time at the club they achieved success in the Champions League. Mourinho won the Europa League with AS Roma last season.


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