This article profiles five African internationals to watch out for this weekend. Saturday and Sunday will once again see Africa’s finest take to the continent’s turf to (hopefully) advance and take one step closer to the World Cup in Brazil next summer.
With the likes of Morocco, Ghana, South Africa and Cameroon currently sitting outside qualification places, competition will be fierce—expect fireworks as the nations compete for a place at the international top table.
The players profiled each have a special narrative that accompanies them this weekend; from young starlets on the cusp of breaking into the set-up to senior internationals attempting that long-awaited revival, all are edging closer to their destiny.
With Africa’s "smaller sides" growing in confidence and stature, don’t expect all of those featured to be smiling boldly come Sunday evening.
Dreams are about to be broken.