GSV Potential United; African u/21 Dream Team

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With Mama Africa being renowned for churning out top young talent for us all to marvel over, it becomes harder for even the most seasoned of Couch Coaches to keep track of who is the most promising player in which position or which young players have the potential to blossom into superstars that do the continent proud on the global stage. The purist in me loves watching a promising young player stamp their mark on world football to the amazement of many, knowing that I myself knew of this players promise and prayed that it would be fulfilled; we want it for our brothers like we want it for ourselves, otherwise we don’t believe. There is a plethora of talented young African players in the game right now, although they will not all become household names or even decent professionals; it is always worth assessing which players in this pool of the games future professionals truly stand out and are worth keeping an extra eye on as they continue to develop. Here goes my compilation of the top talented young African players in the world right now, selected from the players 21 and under; potential and current ability were the guidelines for selection into this side that only features players declared for or capped by African nations.

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Team A

GK

Fabrice Ondoa [Cameroonian; Barcelona B]         {95’}

RB

Chancel Mbemba Mangulu [Congolese; Anderlecht]       {94’}

RCB

Daniel Amartey [Ghanaian; FC Copenhagen]       {94’}

LCB

Rivaldo Coetzee [South African; Ajax Cape Town]             {96’}

LB

Baba Rahman [Ghanaian; Augsburg]       {94’}

DLP

Naby Keïta [Guinean; Red Bull Salzburg]                               {95’}

B2B

Nabil Bentaleb [Algerian; Tottenham Hotspur]   {94’}

AMR

Iván Salvador [Equatoguinean; Valencia Mestalla]            {95’}

AML

Bertrand Traoré [Burkinabé; Chelsea]     {95’}

AF

Kelechi Iheanacho [Nigerian; Manchester City]  {96’}

CF

Fabrice Olinga [Cameroonian; Málaga]   {96’}

Team B

GK

Dele Alampasu [Nigerian; Estoril]              {96’}

RB

Godswill Elohor Ekpolo [Nigerian; Barcelona B]   {95’}

RCB

Eric Bertrand Bailly [Ivorian; Villarreal]    {94’}

LCB

Issiaga Sylla [Guinean; Toulouse]              {94’}

LB

Kgosi Ntlhe [South African; Peterborough United]                           {94’}

DLP

Mahmoud Hassan [Egyptian; Al-Ahly]     {94’}

B2B

Phumlani Ntshangase [South African; BidVest Wits]        {94’}

AMR

Christian Pyagbara [Nigerian; Sharks FC]                                {96’}

AML

Pule Maraisane [South African; GAIS Göteborg]                {95’}

AF

Nana Ntuli [South African; FC Twente]   {96’}

CF

Success Issac [Nigerian; Udinese]             {96’}

Disclaimer

My views on promising players are thrice my opinions, disagreements are only natural when differing thoughts are shared; I personally hope that all the promising players out there strive hard to fulfil the potential that they have and Bob’s your babamakuru, the future of African football is in great hands even after the current crop of stars begin to decline.

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