FM21 Steam Key Discount
(link opens in new tab)

4 Reasons to Manage African National Teams | Football Manager

4 Reasons to Manage a Top African International Team Football Manager

Setting yourself a challenge is a massive appeal in Football Manager. This often leads us to explore different countries and to manage in a vast range of leagues to forge a career throughout the game. Depending on what you prefer, this can extend to the international management scene too.

Managing international teams is a completely different experience as long parts of the game are spent keeping tabs on in-form players and deciding your team’s strengths and tactics.

In one save, I began as Ireland under-21 manager and I was eventually approached by the Ivory Coast to manage the national team. Not a save I would have chosen from the start of the game but one I wanted to try.

Taking on an African international team had plenty of challenges, most notably on the international and continental stage. But there were plenty of achievements to experience with a top African national team in Football Manager.

1. World Cup History


No African based team has ever won the World Cup. The South American and European domination of the competition is clear and no African team has ever progressed past the quarter-final stages of the competition. Cameroon was the first team to reach this stage in 1990, Senegal in 2002 and Ghana in 2010. No team from outside Europe or South America have ever finished in the top three of the competition either so, again, there is scope here to make history.
Africa World Cup

Of course, winning the World Cup in the game is not an easy feat, but with a team with exciting potential (Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Egypt, Cameroon and Algeria) then your chances do increase.

2. AFCON History


One of the greatest aspects of the Africa Cup of Nations is how so many different teams have won the competition. There is no dominance in the competition and 13 different countries have won the competition since its inception in 1957 with Egypt lifting the title the most amount of times (7).

This is a good opportunity to take a team who hasn’t won the AFCON before and lead them to glory. Although your options are limited for African national teams, you can only manage 17 African teams in Football Manager, there are still some nations you can lead to their maiden AFCON title: Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali and The Gambia. Again, not easy, but an amazing feat if it can be achieved.
AFCON History

3. Excellent Potential


If you choose one of the bigger African footballing nations to manage, then there is potential to lead a few teams into their golden age with a mix of potential and existing ability.

Ivory Coast boasts one of the best squads with the most potential, particularly in central midfield and attack with the likes of Christian Kouame, Hamad Traore and Issouf Bayo the most threatening players in the squad.
Ivory Cost

While Egypt and Nigeria also have a good existing roster of players to choose from and Nigeria, in particular, are probably the best option along with Ivory Coast to develop into an African or International winning side.
Nigeria

An outside chance maybe Cameroon or Algeria. Although they are not world-beating squads, they could represent a work in progress.
Algeria

One of the only issues of managing any national team in the game is not being solely responsible for a player’s development and progress. However, you can track players who are performing well and who develop good potential as the game moves forward.

4. Football Manager Confidenc Boost


If you struggle to break into the latter stages of the World Cup or the AFCON with your African national team, there is still ample opportunity to build your confidence in the game. In qualifiers for the major tournaments, you face lots of minnows in order to qualify which is an excellent confidence boost if you are just starting out playing Football Manager, you want to try different tactics or simply just for fun.

There’s potential to rack up some big scores and dominant performances along the way too!
Massive win

$show=post$hide=mobile

⭐ PREMIUM MEMBERS
Join our Premium Members program and get direct, super fast and secure downloads of Football Manager content. Including 30GB of custom graphics like Faces Megapack, Logos Megapack, skins, backgrounds and more. Also, get all the ebooks, patches, tactics and shortlists at one place.

LEARN MORE

LATEST$type=three$m=0$cate=0$sn=0$rm=0$c=6$hide=mobile$show=post$t=$t=oot

DATABASES$type=blogging$show=/p/football-manager-custom-database-updates.html$va=0$p=1$a=0$l=0

DOWNLOAD TACTICS$type=blogging$show=/p/football-manager-tactics.html$va=0$p=1$a=0$cm=0$rm=0$l=0

CUSTOM SKINS$type=blogging$show=/p/football-manager-skins.html$va=0$p=1$a=0$cm=0$rm=0$l=0

Search FM Blog$show=404

Name

BACKROOM STAFF,33,BARGAINS,11,BEST PLAYERS,50,CAREER STORY,56,CHALLENGES,57,CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER,1,CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER 2001/2002,1,CUSTOM DATABASE,17,EDIT,8,ESSENTIALS,3,EVERYTHING,705,FACEPACK,1,FM BOOKS,2,FM EXPERIMENT,10,FM GUIDE,80,FM NEWS,62,FM14,99,FM15,64,FM16,110,FM17,78,FM18,63,FM18 INFO,9,FM18 NEW FEATURES,7,FM18 PLAYERS,4,FM18 STAFF,4,FM19,68,FM19 NEW FEATURES,6,FM20,277,FM20 BARGAINS,7,FM20 CHALLENGES,45,FM20 DATABASE,4,FM20 LIST,49,FM20 NEW FEATURES,9,FM20 PLAYER SHORTLIST,9,FM20 SKINS,10,FM20 STAFF,11,FM20 TACTICS,40,FM20 TEAM GUIDES,34,FM20 TOP WONDERKIDS,18,FM20 VIDEOS,1,FM20 WONDERKID REVIEW,79,FM20 WONDERKIDS,96,FM2020,276,FM2021,24,FM21,23,FM21 CHALLENGES,5,FM21 FREE AGENTS,2,FM21 NEW FEATURES,9,FM21 VIDEOS,3,FM21 WONDERKIDS,4,FOOTBALL MANAGER,17,FOOTBALL MANAGER 2020,278,FOOTBALL MANAGER 2021,25,FOOTBALL TALK,52,FREE AGENTS,30,GAMING EQUIPMENT,6,GRAPHICS,12,JACOB MICHAEL,1,LIAM CARR,3,LIST ARTICLES,105,LOGOPACK,1,OFFICIAL FM HINTS & TIPS,7,PLAYER ATTRIBUTES,6,PLAYER GUIDE,107,PREMIER LEAGUE,1,ROSS WEAVER,1,SAKIS,6,SKINS,24,SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS,9,TACTICAL ANALYSIS,29,TACTICS,63,TEAM GUIDE,53,TECHNICAL DIRECTOR,1,THE MAD SCIENTIST,3,TOP LIST,16,TRANSFER BUDGETS,26,UPDATES,6,WONDERKIDS,294,
ltr
item
FM BLOG: 4 Reasons to Manage African National Teams | Football Manager
4 Reasons to Manage African National Teams | Football Manager
Here's four reasons on why you should manage a top international African team in Football Manager. This is yet another FM challenge to tackle.
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UfF4NEKT-E4/X32o7kFGVQI/AAAAAAAAhtI/Ud210D9yZnwfYYiqPIj_-OyhPbDkrmxWQCLcBGAsYHQ/s16000/Reasons-to-Manage-a-Top-African-International-Team.jpg
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UfF4NEKT-E4/X32o7kFGVQI/AAAAAAAAhtI/Ud210D9yZnwfYYiqPIj_-OyhPbDkrmxWQCLcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/Reasons-to-Manage-a-Top-African-International-Team.jpg
FM BLOG
https://www.footballmanagerblog.org/2020/10/football-manager-top-international-african-team.html
https://www.footballmanagerblog.org/
https://www.footballmanagerblog.org/
https://www.footballmanagerblog.org/2020/10/football-manager-top-international-african-team.html
true
3612031012790362698
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read More Reply Cancel reply Delete By HOME PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU CATEGORY ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow SHARE TO UNLOCK THE DISCOUNT CODE STEP 1: Share. STEP 2: Click the link you shared to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy