The likes of Nigeria and Senegal are in World Cup qualification groups they should easily win... But hubris could see a giant come crashing down.
The Super Eagles were drawn in a largely straightforward group alongside Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia.
Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and South Africa face tough roads to Qatar as African qualifying competition for the 2022 World Cup was unveiled.
The road to Qatar begins for Africa's giants on Tuesday, at the World Cup 2022 qualifying group-stage draw at the The Nile Ritz-Carlton in Cairo.
Zimbabwe scored two last-gasp goals to edge past Somalia and avoid a humiliating exit in World Cup qualification and advance to the group stage.
Sierra Leone captain Umaru Bangura had his house attacked by angry fans after missing a penalty which cost them World Cup qualification.
Liberia needed a last-gasp penalty save and Ethiopia an own goal to advance to the group stage of African World Cup qualifying on Sunday.
Angola and Togo made encouraging starts in their bids to reach the 2022 World Cup finals with positive away results in the first legs.
Liberia needed two penalties and a calamitous defensive error to beat Sierra Leone 3-1 on the first day of 2022 World Cup qualifying in Africa.
Khama Billiat is a serious doubt for Zimbabwe's 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying opener against Somalia this week, as the long road to Qatar begins.
The draw for the first round of African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup was made in Cairo on Monday.
A FIFA investigation linked a referee accused of match-fixing a World Cup qualifier to "numerous publicly documented scandals" since 2010.
Ahead of the World Cup draw, the Nigeria coach has discussed the current Super Eagles goalkeeping situation with KweséESPN.
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Daniel Akpeyi must shut out his critics and banish memories of his errors vs. Argentina if he's to make Nigeria's World Cup squad.
Sunday Oliseh is just one figure within Nigerian football set to benefit from the national side's recent financial agreement with the NFF.
Kara Mbodji scored a late winner as Senegal sealed a 2-1 victory over South Africa in Dakar to absolutely confirm their World Cup qualification.
Nigeria's players and football federation signed a landmark agreement concerning the payment structure for World Cup bonuses on Tuesday.
Despite not qualifying for the 2018 World Cup, there are positives for the Black Stars to take from the failure.
KweséESPN identify the five matches which ultimately decided Africa's World Cup qualifiers.
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Stuart Baxter insists it is important for South Africa to finish their qualifying campaign with a flourish against Senegal on Tuesday.
While several of Africa's top names will be present at the World Cup, many have been left behind.
Edwin Gyasi's first Ghana goal cancelled out Shikabala's opener as the Black Stars end their World Cup qualifying campaign with a draw against Egypt.
The North Africans confirmed their berth in Russia after drawing 0-0 with Libya in Rades, ending the Democratic Republic of Congo's World Cup hopes.
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