Before the expedition sets out, a “Dream Team” of players is being selected from the six countries participating in the World Cup : Algeria, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and South Africa. We not only chose the most famous and successful African players, but we also decided to pay attention to the ones who are [...]
Rafik Halliche (born September 2, 1986 in Algiers) is an Algerian footballer who currently plays for C.D. Nacional in the Portuguese first division on loan from S.L. Benfica, as a central defender.
In the January 2008 transfer window, NA Hussein Dey’s Halliche received interest from a number of French clubs, namely AJ Auxerre andValenciennes FC. However, on January 30, he signed a four-year contract with Portugal’s Sport Lisboa e Benfica, which immediately loaned [...]
Kolo Habib Touré (born 19 March 1981) is a football player who currently plays, and captains English Premier League club Manchester City and plays for the Ivorian national team. Touré is a central defender renowned for his pace, strength and athleticism.
After a short trial, Touré joined Arsenal in February 2002 from ASEC Mimosas for £150,000. He quickly established himself as one of the best centre backs in the Premier [...]
Didier Yves Drogba Tébily born 11 March 1978 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast) is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays in the centre forward position. He currently plays for Chelsea in the Premier League and is the captain and all-time top scorer of the Ivory Coast national football team. He has scored more goals for Chelsea [...]
Michael Kojo Essien (also referred to as Mickaël Essien) (born 3 December 1982) is a Ghanaian footballer who currently plays for Chelsea in the Premier League. Born in Accra to Ghanaian parents, Essien grew up in Awutu Breku in the central region of Ghana where there were very little opportunities in his community for most [...]
Stephen Leroy Appiah (born December 24, 1980) is a Ghanaian international football midfielder, and captain of the Ghana national team. He currently plays for Bologna in the Italian Serie A.
He earned the nickname Tornado due to the fact that he is very dominant in midfield and is also very strong. A combative player, Stephen Appiah has a strong engine and good tactical awareness. His world [...]
Joseph Phillip Yobo (born 6 September 1980 in Kono) is a Nigerian football defender, who currently plays for Everton and the Nigerian national team. Yobo was born in Kono, but he grew up in Port Harcourt.
Yobo left Nigeria to join Standard Liège in 1998. He made his first team debut in 2000, and went on to appear 46 times. In 2001, he was bought by Marseille. Soon after [...]
Nwankwo Christian Nwosu Kanu (born 1 August 1976 in Owerri, Nigeria), is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for English Premier League club Portsmouth and the Nigerian national team. He is the most decorated African footballer in history, having won a UEFA Champions League medal, a UEFA Cup medal, three FA Cup Winners [...]
Carlos Idriss Kameni was born on February 18, 1984 in Douala, Cameroon, and plays for RCD Espanyol, Spain. Kameni is known to be an excellent penalty-stopper with great reactions. Not only that, he reads the ball tremendously with very few mistakes being made which is hard to come across in a goalkeeper.
At the age of [...]
Samuel Eto’o Fils (born 10 March 1981) is a Cameroonian footballer who plays as a striker for Italian Serie A club Internazionaleand is currently serving as captain of the Cameroon national team.
Eto’o scored over 100 goals in five seasons with FC Barcelona, and is also the record holder in number of appearances by an African player in La Liga. As of June 2009, he is the joint 3rd highest goalscorer [...]
Siboniso Gaxa (born April 6, 1984 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal) is a South African football defender who currently plays for Mamelodi Sundowns and South Africa.
A product of the South African-based FC Copenhagen School of Excellence, Siboniso Gaxa’s talent was discovered at an early age and has matured with time. Versatile, hard-working and resilient, Gaxa’s impressive performances down the SuperSport United right [...]
Aaron Tebomo Mokoena (born November 25, 1980 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a South African footballer holding midfielder who plays for Portsmouth.
He moved to Bayer Leverkusen and Ajax, before loaning out to Germinal Beerschot, and again finding himself captain of a squad.
Hughes later reverted to a 4-4-2 formation, which never brought out the best in the player. His less than impressive performances [...]