10 Africans Who Put Themselves In the Shop Window At WC
10 Africans Who Put Themselves In the Shop Window At The 2018 FIFA World Cup
The African teams may have failed to get out of the group stage at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but a few of the continent's stars can hold their heads up high after their performances. Here are 10 players who may have put themselves in the shop window during their time in Russia.
Click through the gallery above to see 10 Africans who put themselves in the shop window at the World Cup, according to ESPN.
US publication ESPN's writers recently selected two stars from each of the five African nations who competed at the tournament they believed may find themselves getting big-money moves as a result of their displays in the showpiece.
African giants Egypt failed to register a single point at the World Cup this year, after being drawn in a group with Uruguay, Russia and Saudi Arabia. Two players from the Pharaohs who did, however, stand out were defender Ahmed Hegazi and Mahmoud Ahmed Ibrahim Hassan, commonly known as Trezeguet, and they could be finding themselves at new clubs come 2018/19.
Morocco's best performers were arguably Real Madrid's Achraf Hakimi and Nordin Amrabat, who plays for Watford in the Premier League. It has been reported that Hakimi desperately wants regular first-team football, while 31-year-old Amrabat also finds himself in the same shoes as his teammate, and both players may just get their wishes elsewhere.
Nigeria, unfortunately, suffered heartbreak against Argentina in their final game of the group stage, which saw them fail to reach the knockout phase. Two players who performed well for the Super Eagles in Russia were Ahmed Musa, who scored two goals in the competition, and defender Kenneth Omeruo, and they could soon be on their way to pastures new.
Having been eliminated from the competition via the FIFA Fair Play rule, Senegal's Kalidou Koulibaly and Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Alfred N'Diaye showed good consistency during the Lions of Teranga's three group games, and will not be short of suitors.
For ESPN, Ferjani Sassi and winger Wahbi Khazri were the two Tunisian players who stood out at the World Cup. Sassi has reportedly already caught the interest of a few Serie A clubs, while Sunderland star Khazri could be set for a return to the Premier League.
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