Chelsea defender, Kalidou Koulibaly his of the opinion that it high time for an African country to win the FIFA World Cup as Senegal prepare the tournament in November and December with friendlies against Bolivia and Iran.
The Lions of Teranga are said to be in Orleans, France training ahead of their international friendly against Bolivia on Saturday.
Koulibaly, who was a member of the Senegal team that disappointingly exited the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the group stage, is confident of Africa’s chances at the Mundial in Qatar.
“We still remember the 2018 World Cup because we could have done better, we failed to qualify from the group stage and I was very sad about going home that early,” Koulibaly told BBC Sport Africa TV.
“It is going to be even more difficult for us now we are the African champions because all the teams will be careful [when playing against us] and for me I think it is time an African country delivers and wins the World Cup because we are a very determined continent.”
Africa will be represented by Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Tunisia and the Teranga Lions in Qatar.
The best performance by an African team was when Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana reached the last eight at the 1990, 2002 and 2010 World Cup respectively.