Cisse who is the only Black coach at the World Cup in Russian Federation, led his side to a 2-1 victory over Poland in Group H, on Tuesday.
But Japan made the ideal start to their World Cup campaign, becoming the first Asian country to defeat a South American team at a World Cup and earning three points in what is expected to be one of the most closely-contested groups in the tournament, with Poland and Senegal the other two nations in Group H.
The World Cup is always an opportunity for nations to share their own unique approach to the lovely game, celebration in victory and the grief of defeat.
However they weren't the only side to clean up after themselves, as Japan fans also stayed behind following their 2-1 victory over Colombia.
No African side has ever reached the World Cup semi-finals, and the continent has produced only three quarter-finalists.
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Later Friday, the president told reporters that he was only joking. "He saluted me and I saluted him back". He went on to say that when Kim speaks, "his people sit up at attention".
"What better place to make a statement about the need to care responsibly for the planet than the World Cup?" he asked. We were knocking on the door.
The freakish, but generous, gesture is reportedly part of Japanese culture and came after Japan got their World Cup campaign off to a ideal start on Tuesday.
"It's a bit more complicated in our countries".
"I am certain that one day an African country will win the World Cup", he continued. "That period was like, "yes, it's coming".
"It is good to see there is a black coach but, beyond football, it shows we have quality coaches. We fully trust our football, we have no hang-ups", Cisse added. "We face realities that are not there in other continents", he said, referring to infrastructure, budget and organisational problems.