Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mané and Asamoah Gyan are among the hottest football talent on the planet.
The globetrotting foursome will be coming home in January for the 31st edition of the Africa Cup Of Nations, taking place in Gabon, and all will be hungry to lead their team to continental glory.
The Red Bulletin introduces the three best players from four different categories:
Every top team needs a wizard who can conjure up spells in the final third. These are the players with the creativity and flair to make a crucial difference in Africa’s showpiece football tournament:
- Riyad Mahrez
- Hakim Ziyech
- Yacine Brahimi
The fastest players are often also the most destructive. This uncoachable quality can be the difference between victory and defeat.
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- Serge Aurier
- Mohamed Salah
Some of the players at AFCON 2017 will have been around the block a few times. But when the pressure’s on, familiarity with the demands of a major tournament can be invaluable.
- Asamoah Gyan
- Emmanuel Adebayor
- Mehdi Benatia