2014 World Cup Feature: Ranking Africa's 20 Best World Cup Goals
Africa’s World Cup history hasn’t been as glorious as it perhaps should have been. Despite producing many magnificent players, the continent only have three quarter-final appearances to show for their talent.
African sides have, however, produced their fair share of superb goals. The top 20 are celebrated this feature.
This list has been compiled with consideration to both context and content. The match and the consequences of the goal have been acknowledged, while the pure aesthetics of the goal, the skill and the spectacle have also played an important role in the ranking process.
Could any of the African players heading to Brazil this summer add their name to this terrific collection?
Nigeria’s Samson Siasia’s fabulous strike begins the brilliant moment of goals from top African goals.
Nigeria may have lost out to Argentina in their Group D battle at the 1994 World Cup, but the Super Eagles certainly started well after a Samson Siasia opener.
The forward, who later managed the national side before being fired in October 2011, demonstrated considerable skill to continue the Super Eagles’ momentum.
Having received the ball outside the Albiceleste area, he dummied the defender, playing the ball through his legs to make space, before chipping the ball over Luis Islas diving low to his feet.
The Super Eagles held the lead for 13 minutes, before Claudio Caniggia’s quick brace reaffirmed the natural order.
Source: Bleacher Report