March means spring, and spring means the beginning of the ‘business end’ of the Premier League season. Now is the time when the end appears in sight like an aqua pool in the Western Desert. Hope springs eternal, but to some of these stars those great aspirations will prove to be the cruelest of mirages.
As the season draws to a close, harsh realities set in, dreams of the Premier League title, or of European qualification, might be replaced by the darkest despair, whilst three teams will see their stints in the EPL come to an end as relegation beckons.
In this article, Bleacher Report’s African Expert Ed Dove profiles five of the continent’s stars, a handful of men set to have a major impact at both ends of the table as the season gathers momentum. Which of these men will be celebrating and who will be commiserating as the season’s narratives draw to a close?