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FIFA World Cup 2018: Five African Player to watch out in World Cup 2018

Sadio Mane, Alex Iwobi, Mohamed Salah, Wahbi Khazri, and Hakim Ziyech are the african players to watch out in the World Cup Russia 2018.


Devdiscourse News Desk 27 May 2019, 12:16 PM Russian Federation
FIFA World Cup 2018: Five African Player to watch out in World Cup 2018
  • Africa has lots of talents in football and these talent will play a key role in world cup 2018 in Russia. (Image credit: Twitter)

Sadio Mane (Senegal)

Forward Sadio Mane is the most important player in Senegal Squad. A regular starter for Jurgen Klopp at Anfield. Mane had a brilliant season with the English club, even scored the only goal for Liverpool in the champions league final against Real Madrid. He has speed, skills, and strength to beat the best defender in the world. He is capable of changing the scoreline any moment in a game.

Alex Iwobi (Nigeria)

22-year-old Arsenal wing forward Alex Iwobi engraved his name into the Nigerian football with the goal against Zambia which sealed Nigeria’s place in Russia. At Arsenal under Arsene Wenger, he did not get the regular start but played most of the important league games. He is the young talent on whom Nigeria will be depending upon in Russia.

Mohamed Salah (Egypt)

Mohamed Salah is a household name in Egypt. He played a decisive role in qualifying Egypt for the 2018 World Cup. In the Egypt presidential election in March, more than one million people crossed the names of all presidential candidate and wrote Mo Salah. In England for Liverpool fans, he is known as Pharaoh. Salah was Best Player in the English Premier League season 2017/18 with 32 goals. He goals helped Liverpool to the reach UEFA Champions League final after 12 years but he played only 30 minutes in the final. The Egyptian is considered as the player who has the ability to challenge the dominance of Ronaldo and Messi.

Hakim Ziyech (Morocco)

Hakim Ziyech had a chance to play for Dutch national team, but choose his parents homeland Morocco. He was the first Moroccan player to play in the Dutch league. He was the player of the season in Eredivisie from Ajax. The gifted midfielder has a creative vision which can be crucial at any point of the match. He is the player to watch in Morocco’s squad in Russia.

Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia)

An important player for Tunisia despite being used as a substitute for Sunderland in English League. The striker is a regular threat to opponent’s defender. He has the strength, clever movements, and powerful shooting which will provide Tunisia attacking force in the forward line.

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