Travel experience hones Acheampong skills

Travel experience hones Acheampong skills

There can be few players around who who can claim to have had as varied a career at 19 years old as Ghana's Frank Acheampong.

Oduamadi grasps his big chance

Oduamadi grasps his big chance

One thing that has always been true in football is that you have to be ready to take your chance when it presents itself. That’s exactly what Nnamdi Oduamadi has done over the last four months for the Super Eagles.

Neville lavishes praise on Osede

Neville lavishes praise on Osede

Gary Neville knows a thing or two about central defenders and the art of defending. He famously compared David Luiz’s defensive skills to a playstation player.

Ibe: Not just another Anfield speed king

Ibe: Not just another Anfield speed king 

If you thought talented young Liverpool wingers just meant Raheem Sterling think again. At the end of last season they unleashed Jordon Femi Ibe and he promises to be quite a find.

Niang could be a special one

Niang could be a special one

There's long been a tendency in football to heap praise and make rash predictions of greatness on any youngster making an impression in their formative years.

Here comes Ayew the younger

Here comes Ayew the younger

It’s hard enough making it in the football world with a legendary father, but throw in a classy older brother into the mix and you’re really up against it. Fortunately for Jordan Ayew he’s got the talent to make it in his own right.

Duncan would love to be new Essien

Duncan would love to be new Essien
Inter Milan and Ghana youngster Alfred Duncan has one eye on the stellar career of his compatriot Michael Essien.

Bruma wings it in Turkey

Bruma wings it in Turkey

The under 20 World Cup has been the stage where stars like the incomparable Lionel Messi have announced themselves to a wider audience. That’s just what Bruma did with his brace for Portugal against Nigeria in their opening fixture of the 2013 tournament.

Onazi the Super Eagles rock

Onazi the Super Eagles rock

Ogenyi Onazi is that rare species:  a Nigerian youth prodigy who actually looks like having a big impact in the world of football.

Egypt's Salah says he's ready

Egypt's Salah says he's ready

Spain’s coach Vincente Del Bosque recently said Egypt should concentrate on their young, emerging talent. Basle’s 20 year-old winger Mohamed Salah is one of the brightest of their latest crop.

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