Six African Star Players to watch out for:
Karim Ziani: Born and raised in France, his father is from Algeria and his mother is from France. The 27 year old was a regular with Sochaux and Olympique Marseille before joining German Champions Wolfsburg last year. He has not been on form recently but for his national he is the absolute key man. He was involved in more than 80% of Algeria’s qualifying goals.
Steven Pienaar: Johannesburg- born midfielder had an excellent season with Everton, both his club and country were dependent on his form. He is a fast and versatile player and can play as creative attacking midfielder or winger. He is nicknamed ‘The Mighty Peanut’.
Obafemi Martins: Martins has 24 caps and 15 goals for the Super Eagles. An injury meant he only played in three qualifies but scored twice. He is a fast and deadly player.
Sulleyman Muntari: With Michael Essien not available for the Black Stars, Muntari will be looked upon as the team leader, he is the biggest star in the team and is known for his thunderous strikes which are a nightmare for goalkeepers.
Samuel Eto’o: one of the best players in the world, Eto won a fistful of titles with Barcelona including the champion league in 2009 and has just done the same with Inter Milan, he his the only player to have won back to back trebles. He has scored more than 43 goals for his national side.
Didier Drogba: The 32 year old Chelsea striker is one of the best centre fowars in the world. He was recently named African Footballer of the year for the second timeand netted his country first every goal in a world cup. He has 41 goals from 60 games. He his the highest goal scorer in the just concluded English Premeir league.