Well, there has been lot's of talk about African NTs being ever more capable of competing with the best ever since Senegal managed to reach the round of 8 in WC 2002, Cameroon and its strong showing in the Confederation's Cup in 2003, and with the increasing number of African talents in Europe and fastly becoming cornerstones of teams in Ligue 1, La Liga, Serie A and Premier League they have long been comparisons with elite European teams and not so prestigious teams in comparison with many African teams and NTs.
Cameroon and Senegal to me were the flag holders of the first true recognition of African talents with their strong international showings in elite international competitions, albeit Senegal is now a thing of the past. Now Drogba's CIV, Tunisia, Morocco, have emerged as prime candidates to be compete with the best and they have been constant representers of the continent in large internation competitions, indeed in 2006 there has ben a surge of "new" NTs who suddendly almost shifted the balance of powers int eh continent with small teams such as Togo and Angola featuring in the WC instead of Tunisia and Morocco respectively.
Now Egypt is coming into the mix, the tyrent of continental competitions MSA has now more than ever under pressure to feature in the WC for thei third time in 2010 and represent Africa in SA, but not before maintaining their title for a consecutive third time in Angola CAN 2010. We'll see what we will do in the 2009 Confederations Cup.
Have your say though, could African teams, clubs and/or NTs comepete with Europe's elite or second string NTs/ and teams and clubs?