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Upcoming African Football Stars


Africa has produced talented footballers in the past. They include Asamoah Gyan, Didier Drogba, and Samuel Eto’o. Some African footballers play in top leagues such as the English Premier League, Ligue 1, Serie A and the Bundesliga. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez are some of the footballers who play in the Premier League now. You can wager on them at Betway. In this post, we discuss six upcoming African footballers.

1.      Sofyan Ambrabat

Sofyan is a Dutch-born Moroccan footballer who has faced many challenges in his career. He played his first senior game with FC Utrecht and helped it finish fourth in 2017. He started receiving attention from top clubs. The young footballer now plays for Club Brugge. He will soon rise to be one of the top midfielders on the continent. Amrabat plays for the Moroccan national team with Mehdi Benatia and Hakim Ziyech.

2.      Ogenyi Onazi

Ogenyi is a 20-year-old Nigerian footballer. Many soccer fans got disappointed when they heard that he might miss in Nigeria’s squad for the Confederations Cup in summer. He plays for Lazio. Stephen Keshi added him to his Super Eagles squad. He will play with Sunday Mba and John Obi Mikel in the midfield. Ogenyi makes great sweeping passes when he gets the ball. Pundits who take part in Betway soccer betting can pick him as an anytime goal scorer.

3.      Wilfred Ndidi

Wilfred plays for Leicester City. Rumors claim that he might soon move to Liverpool. Leicester signed him after N’goloKante left. He is tall and agile. Wilfred defends on the ground and in the air.

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4.      Kenneth Omeruo

Stephen Keshi neglected several young footballers in last year’s Africa Cup of Nations. He picked players based on unity rather than reputation and natural ability. He added Kenneth Omeruo in his squad. Kenneth is a 19-year-old footballer who played his first international game in 2013. He is composed and focused.

The youngster plays with Godfrey Oboabona in the Super Eagles’ defense line. Also, he plays for Chelsea. However, the English club recently loaned him to ADO Den Haag till the end of the season.

5.      Ismaila Sarr

StadeRennais has discovered several young talented footballers in the recent past. They include IsmailaSarr and OusmaneDembele. Ismaila is a winger who might join top European teams in the future. He scored 13 goals, made six assists in 50 appearances for Rennes this season. Ismaila helped it win the coveted Coupe de France against Paris Saint-Germain. Ismaila scored the winning goal in a penalty shootout. Leicester City and Arsenal are interested in signing him.

6.      Jean Marie Dongou

Jean is a young Cameroonian footballer who looks up to Samuel Eto’o. He was the top goal scorer in the Next Gen Series tournament last year. He studies at La Masia. Jean is a versatile player with an amazing finishing ability and fast attacking speed.

Most young African footballers aspire to play in foreign leagues. They start their careers playing for local clubs before top clubs scout for them. OgenyiOnazi, SofyanAmbrabat, Wilfred Ndidi, and Kenneth Omeruo are some of the upcoming African players who will transform soccer in the future. Betway covers soccer leagues from several African nations.

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