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5 African youngsters to keep an eye on in European Leagues

These five African starlets could soon be making the headlines if they keep up their good development...


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With slightly less than three months to go before the year ends, we already have quite a few magical moments to remember. From last and the ongoing season. Although we didn't have a prominent international competition, the Confederations Cup helped the fans through the dull summer before the transfer window. However, earlier in the year, the AFCON didn't fail to live up to expectations.

All over the top leagues in Europe, a new set of young players from Africa are creating landmark moments and developing at a faster rate than ever before. Games in the domestic and European Cup competitions have helped chisel the younger generation of African football stars.

We take a look at some of the younger African players in Europe and five of them who might impress next year:


#5 Victor Osimhen

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Victor Osimhen

The young sensation announced himself to the football world in a fantastic fashion after breaking all the previous goalscoring records and coming out as the biggest goal-scorer ever in the history of the U-17 World Cup championship, bagging 11 goals in Chile in 2015. More specifically was the manner in which Victor Osimhen took his goals at the competition.

He has been tipped to take over the goal father, Rashidi Yekini, because of his style of play. Osimhen balanced his achievement by joining the big boys and giving a wonderful account of himself during the national U-23 Olympics where he represented his nation, Nigeria in the competition.

He has been signed by a German team, VFL Wolfsburg and recruited into their youth team. However, he is expected to break into the senior team and show Europe what he is truly made of in 2018.

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