FIFA 18 is just days away from its official release and once again football lovers can treat themselves with a good and advanced play.
Sulley Muntari plus 9 African players are missing from FIFA 18
There is a massive omission from the official list
One of the most exciting things about FIFA games is getting to use your favourite pitch player virtually. Yes! you control them like nobody's business.
You can be that manager which you've always chastised in real life by delving into career mode and hit the transfer market to sign a gem
But trawling through thousands of names that made it to the FIFA 18, these African players were missing.
Sulley Muntari is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder, most recently for Italian club Pescara.
During his time with Internazionale, he helped the team win the Champions League in 2009-2010 and the Serie A title in 2008-09 and 2009-10.He was also part of the Portsmouth team that won the FA Cup in 2007-08. A full international for Ghana since 2002, he has earned over 80 caps for the national team and has been selected for two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and three FIFA World Cup.
John Obi Mikel
John Obi Mikel: Another high-profile African midfielder missing from the game is Mikel, whose move to China has cost him a spot. He’s comfortably the biggest Nigerian player missing from the game, and after getting a score of 78 on the latest edition, it’s tantalising to imagine whether his ratings would have been lowered after a move to the CSL. His recent outstanding performances for the Super Eagles against Cameroon suggest that he’d still merit a score in the high 70s.
Dieudonné "Dieumerci" Mbokani Bezua
Dieudonné "Dieumerci" Mbokani Bezua is a Congolese professional footballer who plays as a striker for Dynamo Kyiv. He has previously played for TP Mazembe, Anderlecht, VfL Wolfsburg, Monaco, Standard Liège, Norwich City and Hull City.
Ali Maâloul is a Tunisian professional footballer who plays for Egyptian club Al Ahly and the Tunisia national team as a defender.
Percy Tau is a South African professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Mamelodi Sundowns in the Premier Soccer League.
Denis Onyango is a Ugandan footballer who plays for South African Premier Soccer League club Mamelodi Sundowns and Uganda as a goalkeeper and serves as vice-captain of Uganda Cranes.
None of the players on this list made as big an impact in one of Europe’s major leagues last season as Moukandjo, who scored 13 goals and contributed one assist in Ligue 1. He wasn’t able to help Les Merlus avoid the drop, but he did captain Cameroon to the Nations Cup before moving on to Jiangsu Suning.
Odion Jude Ighalo is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Chinese club Changchun Yatai F.C. and the Nigeria national team. After starting his career at Prime and Julius Berger, he moved to Norway's Lyn in 2007.
Christian Mougang Bassogog is a Cameroonian footballer who currently plays for Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League.
Gervais Lombe Yao Kouassi, better known as Gervinho, is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a forward for Hebei China Fortune and the Ivory Coast national team.
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