Claude Le Roy is well known in the African football landscape. The 69-year-old Frenchman who has been coaching in Africa since 1985 is in a better position to talk about the luck of the African nations in the final phase of the World Cup.
The White Wizard spoke on the official website of the International Federation of Football Association (FIFA) on the luck of African countries to win the World Cup.
“The road to Russia has been fraught with difficulties for the great African nations,” Le Roy said this week. We have seen new nations emerge, like Uganda (2nd in Group E with 8 points) and Cape Verde (2nd in Pool D with 6 points),” said the 1988 African Champion with Indomitable Lions of Cameroon before adding: “One day, an African country will be world champion.
Of course, I would have dreamed of driving this team myself! We were robbed of victory in 1998 (with Cameroon) against Chile.
We will know one day what happened in this meeting (two goals were denied, score 1-1, ed). It’s always a huge frustration.
Very sincerely, no matter the coach, it would probably be great if an African coach became the first world coach with an African team.”