The Africa Cup of Nations is over for another two years, but time does not stand still for football on the continent with another generation of players looking to ensure that they will write their name into the annals of history.
While the continent have yet to produce its first team capable of challenging for a world title, it has produced many players of true global standing.
In fact, nearly every league in European and Asian football can count the benefit of African players in recent years, with the continents footballers spread far and wide.
Without further ado, let's take a look at six teenage African footballers who could make a significant impact on football at the highest level in the years to come.
n.b.—Six is far from enough to do the continent's emerging footballing talent true justice.