If the age-old adage ‘patience pays’ can be used with reference to a football player  then that would perfectly describe Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the Borussia Dortmund forward or winger. The French-born Gabonese endured a lot of ‘footballing pain’ to be where he is right now. Christened after his father, Aubameyang has risen through the football ranks to 

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Sadio Mané, became the most expensive player in African history when he completed a £34 million move from Southampton to Liverpool in June 2016. Mané’s rise to prominence has been a rapid one since he joined Southampton from Red Bull Salzburg in September 2014, with his raw pace and flamboyant dribbling style immediately posing a 

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Emmanuel Adebayor has found a club, signing for Istanbul Basaksehir on an 18 month contract. Don’t worry, we too forgot he was still playing. He had joined the niche of footballers who had faded from the public consciousness.   Suprising In fact, it is a surprise David Moyes of Sunderland did not attempt to lure 

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Every two years the African Cup of Nations comes around as Africa’s biggest footballing competition, many Premier League starts leave to play for their respective countries. With Nigeria missing out Chelsea can certainly count themselves lucky as losing Victor Moses would have been a massive loss especially as they don’t seem to have a replacement 

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Anthony Ujah is building quite a reputation for himself at Werder Bremen following his summer move after an eye-catching run of six goals in seven matches. The Nigerian international reached double figures for Köln last season and was a key reason why the newly promoted club managed to survive. A summer transfer to supposedly bigger 

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Russian football has been experiencing a successful European campaign so far, and it’s not only Zenit who have been impressing. While Saint Petersburg are the only team to win all four games in the UEFA Champions League group stage FC Lokomotiv Moscow have been showing their quality in the Europa League, and the capital club 

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The most outstanding young Ghanaian player in Europe last season was Bernard Mensah. The 20-year-old played for Portuguese side Vitoria Guimaraes. Mensah is a product of Gomoa Fetteh Feyenoord, now known as the West African Football Academy. His exploits did not go unnoticed as he was snapped up 2014 Spanish La Liga champions Atletico Madrid. He has signed a 

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Quick Facts: Name: Jeffrey Schlupp Age: 22 Place of Birth: Hamburg, Germany Position: Left back/winger Club: Leicester City Jeffrey Schlupp is undoubtedly the reason why Leicester City are in the English Premier League; so impressive that he has been voted Leicester’s players as the Player of the Year at the end of the 2014-15 season alongside being named 

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Youngster Moses Odjer is earning good reviews in Italy.The 19 year old player is currently on loan with Salernitana in the Italian second tier.The central midfielder is a product of Tema Youth in Accra. He joined Catania from Tema youth in 2014.   Quick facts Name:Moses Odjer Age:19 Place of Birth:Tema Position:Central Midfielder Club: Salernitana (on loan from 

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Chidiebere Nwakali has not been as lucky at Manchester City as his compatriot, Kelechi Iheanacho, but he still remains one of the most talented and promising young Nigerian footballers coming through. Discovered at the 2013 FIFA U17 World Cup, Nwakali has shown huge potential and will get regular playing time at Malagueno in Spain’s lower 

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20-year old Moses Simon is one of Nigeria’s brightest prospects and is expected to become an integral member of the Super Eagles sooner rather than later. He has already won his first cap, in a 0-1 loss to Uganda in Uyo last March and is expected to feature regularly in Sunday Oliseh’s plans. Quick Facts 

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One of the exciting talents that emerged in the Bundesliga recently has been left back Abdul Baba Rahman. The twenty-one year old Ghanaian plies his trade for first division side Augsburg. Baba Rahman is a product of the Dreams Football Academy in Accra. He joined Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko before sealing his first foreign deal 

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