These are the best young African players in the world

The next generation of African football possesses some of the most explosive talent ever seen

Herve Koffi Kouakou ,20 -Lille/Burkina Faso

The young goalkeeper has established a reputation as one of the continent's finest after his displays at the AFCON in Gabon.

Yves Bissouma ,20 - Lille/Mali

If you want end of your seat excitement then you should not miss this kid in action. Won best player honours at the CHAN as an 18 year old.

Naby Keita,22 - RB Leipzig/Guinea

When a club like Liverpool bids 60 million pounds, there is reason to pay attention. The former Horoya apprentice has come a long way.

Kelechi Iheanacho, 20 - Leicester City/ Nigeria

The young striker has an opportunity to show he can become a reliable front man at the former Premier League champions. His goals per game ratio at Manchester City was an astonishing one.

Raphael Dwamena,21 -FC Zurich/Ghana

The former Austria Lustenau is a goal machine. He has scored 32 goals in the past season across two countries. Scored a brace on his debut for the Ghana national team.

Alex Iwobi ,21 -Arsenal/ Nigeria

Expectations are high when you are the son of a footballer and the nephew of one of the greatest ever to lace a pair of boots.Iwobi is definitely living up to the family tradition with his performances for the London side.

Balde Keita ,22 -Lazio/Senegal

The Spain born winger is hot property after good displays in the Serie A. Has taken well to international football too.

Franck Kessie ,20 -AC Milan /Ivory Coast

Kessie could turn out to be the best AC Milan signing of this decade. Powerful and skillful,the midfielder is sight to behold .

Ramy Bensebaini,22 -Rennes/Algeria

The Algerian is one of the most intelligent ball playing center backs around.

Bertrand Traore, 21-Lyon/Burkina Faso

The former Chelsea player showed his true worth as he led Ajax to the final of the Europa League in the past season. Lyon saw enough to make him one of their most expensive ever signings.


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