Senegal manager Aliou Cisse says he is “certain” an African team will eventually win the World Cup.
Cisse’s side were the only team from the continent to win in the opening round of fixtures at Russia 2018, with the other four losing.
No African side has ever reached the World Cup semi-finals, and the continent has produced only three quarter-finalists.
“Africa is full of quality and we’re on the way,” said Cisse.
“It’s a bit more complicated in our countries. We face realities that are not there in other continents.
“But we fully trust our football, we have no hang-ups.”
While Senegal beat Poland 2-1, Egypt and Morocco could be eliminated inside the first week, while Nigeria and Tunisia lost their opening encounters.
Former Portsmouth midfielder Cisse, 42, believes “it’s a bit too early to say” why African sides have had a difficult start to the tournament.
“I’m certain that one day an African team, an African country, will win the World Cup,” he added.