Although no African team is yet to reach further than the quarter finals at the World Cup, their individual footballers have been recognised for their talents.
Looking back through the history of African football we picked the 10 greatest African football players of all time.
10) Rabah Madjer
Many young football fans won’t recognize the name Rabah Madjer. The Algerian fotball legend played from 1975 to 1992. He played for FC Porto, where he won three Portuguese League titles and one Champions League trophy. Madjer was crowned as the best Algerian footballer in the 20th century. Rabah Madjer now works as Al Jazeera Sport analyst.
9) Yaya Toure
Premier League legend, Yaya Toure is probably the best midfielder in premier league in the last three years. This powerhouse performer can both defend and score goals. He has made 134 appearances for the City and scored 38 goals.
The central midfielder has a very vital role in helping City win the Premier League in the 2011-12 season. Toure is a three time nominee of Africa’s Best Players.