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The time has come

Updated: July 8, 2010, 6:03 PM ET
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

JOHANNESBURG -- The World Cup was not just a coming-out party for Africa as a continent, but a chance for African soccer to showcase its beauty on the global stage.

As we head into the final weekend of the World Cup, one thing is blatantly clear: Mother Africa has shown it is ready to compete for the world's attention. When it comes to African soccer, however, it's still not as certain.

Instead of providing a platform to showcase the strengths of African teams, the World ...

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