African Stars to watch out for in Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup

With the World Cup around the corner, only five African countries will represent the continent in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, spoiling you to some world-class football from some of our local stars. The countries representing Africa will be Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. Brace yourself to see some amazing skills from some African stars. Start betting with Betway Nigeria and you could walk away with some amazing wins.

Kelechi Iheanacho (Nigeria, Leicester City)

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Nigeria is surely proud to have produced a player such as Iheanacho who plays for the Nigeria national team and also plays in the Premier League club, Leicester City. The 22 year old player is regarded as the golden boy of Nigeria. Iheanacho was the MVP of the 2013 U17 FIFA World Cup and his impressive resume includes playing for Manchester City since 2014. He is one of the young prospects who will be eager and hungry to make a name for himself on football's biggest stage in Russia this year at the 2018 World Cup.

Alex Iwobi (Nigeria, Arsenal)

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The 22-year-old Nigerian footballer plays for the Premier League club Arsenal. Iwobi may be young, but he has been making waves on the field, including one of his biggest highlights where he scored a goal against Zambia to secure Nigeria a spot in the World Cup. Iwobi's recent appearance in the Premier league and Europa cup shows that he will be a hand full for opponents at World Cup.


Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal, Genk)

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The talented player from Senegal has worked himself up to being one of the best defenders in Serie A. Koulibaly has been vital to his team’s (Napoli) excellent start to the league campaign which has seen them concede just eight goals in their first 12 matches. Koulibaly began his professional club career with French side Metz in 2010, before moving to Belgian club Genk in 2012. He joined Italian side Napoli in 2014, where he soon established himself as one of the best defenders in Italy.

Ayoub El Kaabi (Morocco, RSB)

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El Kaabi has earned himself the nicknames "The Predator" or "The Killer," with his fantastic skills on the field. He currently plays as a striker for Moroccan Botola club RS Berkane, but has worked himself into the first eleven of the Morocco national team. With his unbelievable performance at CHAN 2018, El Kaabi will be eager to use the World Cup this summer to up his value at the transfer market.

Sadio Mane (Senegal, Liverpool)

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The popular player from Senegal is popularly known as “man of the match”, which is fitting because he is one of the best midfielders in the game. His performance in Liverpool has been a testament of his outstanding qualities. Mane is one of the stars to watch out for in the Senegalese national team during the World Cup showcase.


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Published: 05/02/2018