By Patrick Akoto
Cameroon legend FranÃ§ois Omam-Biyik has ruled out the chances of the African representatives reaching the semi-finals at the 2014 World Cup.
The continent will be represented by five countries including Cote Dâ€™voire, Ghana, Nigeria Algeria and his native Cameroon.
Nigeria, Ghana and Cote Dâ€™voire are largely seen as the teams that could reach the last four of the world elite competition due to their pedigree on the African landscape.
However, Oman-Biyak, who played at three World Cup finals in 1990, 94 and 98, says none of the continentâ€™s reps can go far in Brazil.
â€œWe donâ€™t have formidable teams that can compete in World Cup, at this yearâ€™s competition, we have five teams representing the continent but only one of them might qualify for the quarterfinals,â€ he said
â€œThis happens mostly because we have mentality of picking players to compete in African football and select another different side when playing in World Cup.
â€œIndomitable Lions donâ€™t have strong players that can beat the South America teams and Croatia not even with Samuel Etoâ€™o because he plays different for Cameroon compared to Chelsea.
Many are rooting for the Black Stars to become the first country on the continent to reach the semi-finals following their progressive performances at the mundial in 2010 and 2014.
A Luiz Suarez late, late handball denied the West Africans the chance to make it into the last four in South Africa four years ago.