Unheralded Africans Who Can Break Out at the World Cup

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Unheralded Africans Who Can Break Out at the World Cup
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Extensive coverage ahead of the 2014 World Cup focuses on the stars of the African game; the Yaya Toures, Samuel Eto’os and Didier Drogbas of the sport.

There is, however, a whole strata of less-celebrated players who do not receive the media’s recognition but who are also capable of starring in Brazil.

This article profiles 11 of these players. Not all of them will make the trip to Brazil, several of them might not even make it on to the pitch, but those who do possess the talent and, in some cases, the momentum to make a big impact on the global stage.

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