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Afcon Rank: Who can match Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane in Egypt?

When the Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on 21 June in Egypt, all eyes will naturally be on local lad Mohamed Salah, both because he's the home favourite and because he's the best player on the continent. Obviously.

But there are plenty of other names to keep an eye on until the final on 19 July, including a number of Premier League and Europe-based stars that are coming off bright seasons for their clubs.

So who are the players most likely to star at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt?

- Africa...

Afcon squads: Who will be on the plane to Egypt?

The 24 qualifiers for the expanded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations are naming their 23-man squads for the showpiece tournament.

Find out below who is on the plane to Egypt, and remember that teams have until the day before their first game at the tournament to replace an injured player.

ALGERIAThe Desert Foxes squad features just one Algeria-based player in Hicham Boudaoui, 19, who plays for Paradou. He  helped his club to finish third in the Algerian league and claim a...

CAF Champions League preview: Clash of the Titans

For the first time in the history of the CAF Champions League, the semifinal line-up will consist of the previous four winners, as Mamelodi Sundowns meet Wydad Casablanca, and Tout Puissant Mazembe and Esperance de Tunis clash in a pair of engrossing first legs.

Congolese giants Mazembe have had to wait the longest to get their hands on Africa's grandest club prize again, but are the most successful side still standing, having conquered the continent on five occasions since 1967.

Their last Champions...

Afcon qualifying: Lesser lights take centre stage on final weekend

When the Confederation of African Football ratified an expansion to the Africa Cup of Nations in July 2017, introducing eight more teams to the biennial competition, the dynamic of the qualifying program was always going to change.

As had been the case ahead of the European Championship in 2016, for which UEFA had instigated an increase from 16 to 24 teams, many of the continent's heavyweights cruised to the tournament with games to spare.

However, an overall decrease in drama among the bigger nations...

Will Grady Diangana be the next superstar off West Ham's production line?

West Ham United still proclaim - loud and proud - that they're the 'Academy of Football', but the production line has been running a bit dry in recent years.

The Hammers still take credit for England's World Cup success in 1966, where final scorers Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters, as well as captain Bobby Moore, were all West Ham products.

In more recent years, academy graduates include Paul Ince, Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Michael Carrick and Glen Johnson, while James Tomkins and Junior...