Tag Archives: African Football

Ismaila Sarr: Meet the young Sengalese winger taking Ligue 1 by storm

#GenerationNext is our regular feature on Just Football bringing you scouting profiles and reports on the next generation of top young talent in world football. After our recent profile of Ajax starlet Justin Kluivert we head to France now to look at the Senegalese wonderkid making waves… Ligue 1 has a tendency to find hidden […]

Franck Kessié: Meet the Ivorian wonderkid watched closely by Chelsea and Manchester United

Generation Next is our regular feature on Just Football profiling the best young talents in the world. And here’s another to keep an eye on – Atalanta’s bustling midfielder Franck Kessie… Last summer, when Genoa former coach Gian Piero Gasperini made the move to Atalanta, after seven wonderful years spent in Liguria (interjected by spells […]

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AFCON 2017: 10 promising African young talents to watch at the Africa Cup of Nations

It’s nearly here! The Africa Cup of Nations 2017 kicks off this weekend and it’s a tournament we love and have covered in detail in the past on Just Football. Ahead of this year’s edition in Gabon here are a selection of promising young African talents that have risen to prominence and could play an essential […]

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AFCON 2017: From Sadio Mane to Riyad Mahrez, 10 African stars who will be missed by their Premier League clubs

With just a few weeks left until the Africa Cup of Nations 2017 starts in Gabon, which Premier League managers will be affected by the temporary losses of some of their African stars? And could AFCON change the shape of the league this season? Here are 10 African stars set to miss Premier League game time on international duty… SEE ALSO: […]

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The Serie A Supermarket: 7 under-the-radar players on Premier League scouts’ shortlists

The summer transfer window is fast approaching, with scouts around the world putting the finishing touches to diligently-filed reports in their notebooks. But what will the window bring to English football from Italy? Top teams’ supporters hope to see a Paul Pogba or Radja Nainggolan emerging from the airport with a scarf in their hands and a […]

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The JF60 2016: Top 10 La Liga young talents to watch in 2015/16

We’ve reviewed 2014/15’s most exciting young players to watch in the Netherlands, England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany on Just Football. Now it’s time for us to announce the Just Football 60 Class of 2015/16 – the lowdown on the 60 best young players to watch in Europe this season. Now it’s time for a […]


Transfer Tracker: Dissecting the Baba Rahman rumours as Chelsea, Real Madrid, Roma and Arsenal lie in wait

Profiled by us last season in our Generation Next section on the world’s best young players, Baba Rahman is a man in demand this summer transfer window. Prince Narkortu Teye takes a look at the case for each club chasing him, in the latest edition of our Transfer Tracker… There’s no denying that Augsburg left-back Baba Rahman’s outstanding […]

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Cheer up, Black Stars! Five reasons for Ghana to be optimistic after AFCON 2015

by Prince Narkortu Teye If there was any reason to be distraught, then there’s every reason to be optimistic. Ghana’s defeat in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final ignited a bundle of anguish that had not be seen for a long time in Ghanaian soccer circles. A 9-8 defeat on penalties, following a 0-0 stalemate […]

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AFCON 2015 Awards Roundtable: Best Goal! Best Dance Moves! Cult Hero! Other Stuff!

That day has finally come. The 2015 African Cup of Nations is over and we at Just Football are very upset about it. But while Africa’s most prestigious competition may be in the books, the coverage hasn’t quite stopped for us yet. Joining our editor-in-chief, Jonathan Fadugba, to offer you the best – and worst – the tournament had […]