Soccer fans are undoubtedly a great set of people that makes the game more exciting, they also form a big part of football culture in the continent, which has been very evident in every soccer competition held on the continent and outside the four walls of Africa.
Over the years soccers fans have proven to be one inseparable friend with footballers, while soccer stars also over time have insisted that they would be nothing without their fans in the stadia.
In fact, when talking about soccer fans either male or female the atmosphere in the stadia is usually electrifying, noisy, and exciting to behold, adding glamour to the game with their various unique cultured, customized outfits and more importantly their charismatic beauty and cuteness.
Although fans ain’t allowed to access the stadium presently due to the global pandemic (COVID-19) which has dealt seriously with all sporting events across the globe, we cannot forget the passion and devotion the fans bring into the game which is worth a thousand applaud.
Here on Cheapgoals, you will meet Africa’s most passionate and vibrant soccer fans.
Sometimes merely roaring your team to victory on the pitch is not enough, as a fan, you really need to show your team that you’re solidly behind them in the difficult and smooth period.
In fact, often time managers and the players usually aired their plea to the fans to always get behind the team in a match where it is important to get the 12th man behind their team.
You just cannot take your eyes off the Nigeria fans anytime, any day they’re in the stand in the stadium chanting or roaring either the Super Eagles, Falcons, Falconets, or the Flamingoes to victory because of what they bring to the table in terms of their ecstasy, culture mixed spirit, beauty, and cuteness.
When football tournament comes to town, football enthusiast doesn’t just stay glued to their screen because of the football alone, they also stay glue to witness the sounding trumpet, the drums and the rhythmic dancing steps of some of the sexy female fans in the stand with their green and white jersey which is an eye-catching identity of the country, irrespective of the situation of the match whether the team is losing or winning. The power of Naija right?
South Africa Fans
South Africa isn’t only known for their diversified cuisine which is hot and spicy, the Mandela nation is also known for their love for the sport, specifically football which has also documented their names among the top footballing countries in Africa with the most enthusiastic soccer fans.
When talking about gorgeous, sexy, and cute soccer fans, South Africa supporters can pose stiff competition to any other football-playing nation in the continent and perhaps outside the four walls of Africa.
They’re usually very vocal in the way they support their team in their own unique way with the ‘Vuvuzela‘ and the ‘Makarapa‘ invented in more than 30 years ago by one of their leading supporter Baloyi, which has served as the iconic symbol of South Africa football which can also be called the ‘Hard Hat’ adorned with all kinds of decorations to show love and support for the team and players.
The embellishments usually include images of the team’s favorite players, former President of the country Mandela, and current politicians, the team flags and colors, without mincing words the South Africa national team football fans are no doubt one of the sexiest, vibrant, and passionate soccer fans in Africa.
At number three is the fans of the most successful football nation in Africa with seven AFCON titles, the Egyptian fans are known to be very vocal and outspoken, stylish, and friendly, although they can be very erratic sometimes.
The former AFCON champions are considered to be one of the most decorated and powerful football playing nation in Africa in the history of the game, they have gifted footballers doing well in their domestic league and of course one of the best player in the world Mo Salah, with great records and titles to their name.
When it comes to dressing sense, the Egyptian fans are no doubt one of the most flamboyant, radiant, beautiful football fans in Africa, and they’re also known for their notorious reputation for supporting their team with extraordinary passionate outfits.
If the Egyptians are struggling to perform they can always look to their compatriots in the stands to gain some inspiration.
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The Carthage Eagles fans are 4th on our list, and they’re also very similar to the Egyptian fans in terms of what they also bring to the table in terms of their flamboyant and vibrant supporters, they also boast of beautiful and elegant fans on the continent.
When watching the Tunisia national team in action on the pitch, one thing that will definitely catch your attention is the brigade of predominantly beautiful ladies and handsome men in the stand, decked in the color of their national flag, shouting their voice out to cheer their players.
The Tunisia national team may not be successful in terms of AFCON titles just like Egypt, but then when it comes to cheering their darling team, they are definitely one of the most vocal and vibrant supporters in Africa.
Another vibrant, bold and ardent football fans are the four-time African Champions Indomitable Lion of Cameroon, they’re also one interesting and amazing football fans from a nation that has taken the football fraternity by storm in the last few decades on the continent and on the international scene.
Their undoubtedly beautiful and handsome fans are one of the friendly supporters in Africa football, and over the years they’ve usually struck the headlines for their unwavering supports for their team both on the continent and during international fixtures.
Despite their poor performance at the AFCON recently, the fans never failed to show up with their colorful outfits to cheer the team to victory anytime, any day.
The Black Stars of Ghana fans often come with beautiful smiles, dark complexion, perfect curves, and full cheeks anytime they’re out on the pitch to cheer their team.
It is a known fact that Ghana has the reputation of being one of the best and favorite teams on the continent you would probably pick to win the AFCON or rival any team both in Europe or Africa, anytime, any day when any competition comes to town.
Their vibrant colors and vociferous atmosphere generated through drums, maracas, and so on create a jubilant atmosphere that is just impossible to not smile at.
The Ghanaian supporters are always in their bright and sexy mood, which is enough to draw a large chunk of fans to the stadia, they’re also very interesting to watch because of the way they express their love for their team. This is why they are one of the most passionate fan bases out there.
When you have one of the best football stars in Africa and the world, Sadio Mane on your side, you cannot but rest assured of a good and smooth performance on the pitch of play with high spirit cheering coming from the fans in the stands.
The Terranga Lion of Senegal fans are one of the perfect, radiant, vibrant, and vocal soccer fans in Africa football, they’re always in a festive mood and will make you feel that you’re at a carnival dancing to a great music vibe.
It’s usually very interesting and exciting to see their football stars play, but nothing can be more exciting to watch than the beautiful ladies and tall handsome fans of Senegal in their country jersey cheering their team to success with a very loud noise.
The Algerian fans also bring a lot of aggression and passion into the stadium to cheer their team, and they’re one of the most volatile and vibrant football fans in Africa, they can be likened to all the North African soccer fans because one thing makes them look alike which is how massive they usually turned up to support their team.
The Algerian national team has a talented world star in Riyad Mahrez, who is very good at what he does, so anytime the Desert Foxes are involved in any competitions, their passionate, vibrant, colorful, and beautiful supporters usually come in handy for the team.
They can be very erratic at times when it comes to playing the 12th man role in any game their team is involved in, they’re also one great fan base who never shy away from showing support and love to their team with their rowdy and truly stunning fans.
Burkina Faso Fans
The Burkinabe fans have always proved to be one of the most decorated, colorful, and vibrant football fans on the continent, and they’ve never shied away from their witty ways of expressing love for their team and the players. They’re one of the most exuberant fans on the continent, always smiling, and dancing to the rhythm of music played in stands to cheer their team to victory.
Currently, they may not have some of the finest or popular players in Africa, but they do have a decent team that could rival any team in Africa, and perhaps in Europe.
Trust me, they also have what is enough to capture your attention even when their players ain’t doing well, which is their stunning vibrant fans in the stands.
No doubt ‘The Stallion’ of Burkina Faso has always proved they can also mingle with the big boys in Africa football, a testament to that fact was their performance at the AFCON in 2013 when they got to the final against the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
The nation to one of the football legends in Africa Mustapha Hadji and Chelse new import Hakim Ziyech, have a never say die and fearless fans who support their team passionately both on and off the field.
It is fair to say ‘The Atlas Lion’ of Morocco fans usually play a very important role in cheering their team to success, and over the years they’ve proven to be one of the most active soccer fans in football, both male and female fans have always come to the party whenever their team takes to the pitch.
You just cannot take your eyes off them anytime they turned up in massive numbers to cheer their team, if you do, then you would be missing a whole lot of colorful moments, great outfits that perhaps depict their culture.
To round off this piece, we cannot overemphasize the fact that fans are very important, and they bring a lot to the table in the game of football, without mincing words the players can certainly feed on the energy from their fans in the stadia, and that always plays a big role in mounting pressure to the oppositions.
FIFA Congress To Decide Future Host Of FIFA Women’s World Cup™
Council assigns FIFA Women’s World Cup™ hosting decision to the football governing body’s Congress; also approves financial statements for 2020 and budget for 2022.
Meeting by video conference, the Council conferred to the Congress the decision to award Women’s World Cup™ hosting rights.
Until now, the decision has been taken by the FIFA Council, most recently in June 2020 when the hosting rights for the 2023 edition were awarded to Australia and New Zealand.
As the football governing body seeks to raise the profile of the women’s game, this represents a significant step to bring the Women’s World Cup in line with the flagship men’s competition.
The proposal will be put forward for a final decision by the 71st FIFA Congress, which will meet virtually (for the second time) on 21 May.
International match calendar and release of players.
The FIFA Council received a report on the international football situation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bureau of the Council had extended to April 2021 the temporary amendments to the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players regarding the release of players for international duty, and FIFA, the confederations, and its member associations remain in dialogue with national authorities about exemptions from quarantine rules for national team players.
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The FIFA Council recognized that the highest priority in football is the health of the players, and therefore the discussion around the release of players for international duty must maintain this perspective, especially as the public health situation develops around the world.
2020 financials and 2022 budget
The Council also approved the organization’s Annual Report, which contains the financial statements for 2020 and the budget for 2022.
The FIFA Annual Report 2020 focuses on the role played by world football’s governing body in the fight against COVID-19, primarily through the unprecedented COVID-19 Relief Plan, which has made available USD 1.5 billion to support FIFA’s 211 member associations and the confederations through times of financial uncertainty.
The FIFA Annual Report 2020 is available on the official site.
FIFA Arab Cup 2021™
The Council approved the competition regulations for the FIFA Arab Cup 2021, confirming the match schedule and draw procedure for the competition taking place in Qatar from 1 to 18 December this year.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Fédération Internationale de Football Association.
Paul Onuachu: A Victim Of Tactical Deficiency
Ever wondered why Genk forward Paul Onuachu has always been a prolific figure for his club and find it hard to replicate that form with the Super Eagles when invited?
The Nigeria international has been in awesome form for the Blue-White, scoring 26 goals in the Jupiler League this season for Genk, while his scoring prowess at his club has been a contrast to his form with the national team under Gernot Rohr scoring just once in 9 games despite being a top performer at club level.
Ahead of the AFCON qualifier doubleheader against Lesotho and the Benin Republic, Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr named his 23 man list with the inform former Midtjylland forward listed as one of the standby players.
Onuachu’s struggles with the Super Eagles in previous games he featured is quite baffling, considering the excitement that greeted his first appearance with the national team plus the impressive form he’s currently in.
The job of every manager is to find a suitable position or fashion out tactics that would be suitable for their players in other to blend with the team approaches to every match. In Onuachu’s case, he hasn’t been fortunate enough to blend in with Rohr’s tactics. While at club level, Midtjylland plays to his strength.
However, due to Napoli’s players been restricted from traveling, the Genk forward made it through the backdoor to replace Gernot Rohr’s number one forward Victor Osimhen who hasn’t really hit the ground running with the ‘Partenopei‘, but when with the Eagles, he never fails to deliver.
It’s no doubt that the lanky striker has failed to deliver in his previous games, disappointing the ever-demanding Nigerian football enthusiasts with unforgiving backlashes from the fans. However, his prolific prowess with his club suggests otherwise and consistently makes a case for him to be integrated into the team with a different tactical approach that suits his style.
The era of a target man may have been long gone in football due to the advent of new tactics that have brought about a series of changes in the game. With managers preferring to go with a fast, skillful, or makeshift winger- kind of striker, instead of a target man.
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Looking at how Paul Onuachu plays with Genk upfront shows he’s one of the best target men in football, despite been perceived by many as a slow and old-fashioned kind of forward. However, John van den Bromm has been able to carve out a tactic that suits him which has been evident with his prolific form irrespective of his style of play.
Onuachu’s Super Eagle future might be on the knife-edge with Gernot Rohr not finding the right tactics that suit the Genk forward, especially with him not been consider as the go-to man despite his blistering runs of form in Belgium.
In recent times Rohr’s philosophy of vibrant attacking football with an emphasis on passing in the final third which requires the expertise of brilliant players to implement such tactics hasn’t really favored him.
Having a player in the mold of Onuachu gives Rohr another tactical option and an alternative style of play should the initial approach fails to work as expected, but the German tactician hasn’t really taken advantage of what the man could offer with a different opponent.
Onuachu’s presence in the Super Eagles team should be an added advantage in terms of variety when the normal approach of the manager fails. With an in-form striker on the bench, it could prove valuable, but in the former Midtjylland’s case, Gernot Rohr doesn’t seem to see him as a player that has a future with the national team.
Players in the mold of the Nigerian are quite physically imposing as the point man, though they may not offer the team excellent off-the-ball movement in some cases. However, they often find a way to provide an opportunity which the team could utilize when attacking or defending.
Onuachu’s inability to show a good turn of pace and smart footwork may have been one of the deficiencies that are affecting his chances of blending perfectly into the team.
However, the job of a manager is to help players blend in perfectly, and that’s exactly what Gernot Rohr should be doing. Not only for Onuachu but for every other player who are always finding it hard to replicate club form with the National Team.