With all four of Africa's Olympic competitors eliminated from the football tournaments, ESPN runs the rule over their performances in Japan.
Zambia's Copper Queens make up the bulk of this month's African Women's Power Rankings.
Barbra Banda wants to become the best women's footballer in the world after breaking an Olympic record in Zambia's 4-4 draw with China.
Zambia held China 4-4 in an Olympic thriller on Saturday, with China-based Barbra Banda becoming the first player to score consecutive hat-tricks.
Vivianne Miedema scored four goals and the Netherlands routed Zambia 10-3 to open the Olympics on Wednesday.