Isn’t it pathetic that Africans have tried and are still trying to attribute France’s win to the presence of footballers with African descent in the team?
Budweiser’s ad has being showing up consistently on my news feed, I decided to read comments after watching the interview of the only team mate that’s purely French. All over the page, Africans especially South and West Africans were busy declaring how happy they were that an African team won the game.
I don’t understand the under workings of creating a football team but I do know that you don’t even have to be of native descent to play for a country. Your skill only needs to be recognised.
Now, assuming those guys were in Nigeria, I’m nearly certain they won’t be playing for the Nigeria team without the godfatherism factor coming into play.
We play too much in this part of the world but still, be realistic enough to know that African players being in a team represents nothing related to their winning.
Call it sheer luck, call it hard work but please allow these French team mates enjoy their victory without showing off our mediocrity to the world.