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The 10 Hottest African Players on the Planet

15 Jan



With the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations less than two months away, the eyes of world football gently turn to Africa – where a continent’s talent prepare to fight for their place to perform in South Africa.

This article identifies the continent’s ten hottest talents. Whilst not all of these men are in line to be competing at the tournament – every single one is guaranteed to generate headlines over the next few months.

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CAF Champions League Awards

15 Jan



With the 48th edition of Africa’s Premiere club competition in the books, Soccer Laduma hands out its annual awards for the 2012 CAF Champions League. Continue reading

Ranking BBC’s 5 Nominees for African Footballer of the Year 2011-12

15 Jan

Ranking BBC’s 5 Nominees for African Footballer of the Year 2011-12
On the back of CAF’s own shortlist of 10 for the confederation’s player of the year award, the BBC has also released the names of five nominees for the corporation’s own award.
After another stunning year of achievement for African players both on their own continent and in Europe the shortlist of nominees is once again of the highest calibre. But who will win the award when announced on the 17th December. Continue reading

Reluctant Africans – Dilemmas of identity as the Afcon Approaches

15 Jan



Reluctant Africans – Dilemmas of identity as the Afcon Approaches

In the build up to a major international tournament there is the inevitable recruitment drive of managers attempting to reinforce their squads and increase their options. The vogue among head coaches of African national teams has been to turn to overseas talent, and those with African roots, to supplement their sides. Continue reading

African Cup of Nations: Counting Down 10 Potential Stars of the Tournament

15 Jan



African Cup of Nations: Counting Down 10 Potential Stars of the Tournament

With Africa’s premiere continental competition less than two months away, Bleacher Report turns its focus to the Afcon, and the potential stars that may emerge in the tournament.
Chronicling the famous and the infamous, the bold and the brave, the fast and the furious, BR’s African expert Ed Dove gives the rundown of ten Potential Stars of the Cup of Nations.
Keep an eye out for these talented Africans as the continent’s finest do battle in South Africa. Continue reading

The Top Ten from Africa: Footballer of the Year shortlist announced

10 Nov

The original shortlist of 34 has been narrowed down to a final 10, as the continent prepares to make its final decision on the CAF African Footballer of the Year 2012 award. Once again it’s been a sterling year for Africa’s finest, and the final field boasts stars who have made serious impacts in competitions worldwide.
With previous winners including the likes of Samuel Eto’o, Emmanuel Adebayor, and George Weah, Africa’s premiere player award has a long history and a proud heritage; in a terrific year for Africa’s performers, who will claim the title of its finest player? Continue reading

First Blood to Esperance in the first half of the continent’s Premiere Clash

10 Nov

Esperance secure a slight advantage over Al-Ahly in a tense 1-1 draw in the African Champions League final first leg in Alexandria
Sunday night saw the first leg of the African Champions League final between Esperance and Al-Ahly played out in Alexandria. The Borg El Arab played host to a compelling, if nervy encounter, which has put the Tunisians in pole position ahead of the return on the 17th November. Continue reading
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