The ex-Nigeria midfielder claims the beautiful game is witnessing a meteoric rise from the Africa Cup of Nations point of view

Former Nigeria international and La Liga legend Mutiu Adepoju says the level of African football has gone up significantly in the recent past.

Using the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations as a yardstick for his assessment, the ex-Racing Santander man disclosed that football on the continent has come of age, although there is still room for improvement.

At Egypt 2019, the biennial African football competition was expanded from 16 to 24 countries with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology introduced from the last eight.

Also, debutants Madagascar pulled off a shock by reaching the quarter-final, while defending champions Cameroon, Morocco, Ghana and hosts Egypt were sent packing in the Round of 16.

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