Les Bleus defeated Croatia 4-2 to emerge champions at the Luzhniki Stadium on Sunday evening
The victorious squad have a huge number of their players, including goalscorers Paul Pogba and Kylian Mbappe, with diverse African heritage.
And with any country from the continent yet to hoist the prestigious trophy, Sunday Oliseh, who was the former Super Eagles coach joined an array of fans to acknowledge Africa’s input to France’s second World Cup triumph.
Sunday Oliseh wrote:
“Finally, Africa wins its first World Cup but in French colours lol,” Oliseh tweeted.
“Congratulations France, well deserved. Love the Croatian spirit though & their great team spirit.”
Surprisingly, this will be the French team that will have the least crop of players of African origin. In previous tournaments, it was a common sight to see as much as 7 players of African origin on the pitch playing for France.
Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Tunisia and Morocco were the five teams that represented Africa at this edition of the World Cup, but none was able to make it past the group stage in Russia as the continent marked another forgettable appearance at the grandest stage of football.