Magazine article New African

Six Players to Watch: The Stars Likely to Shine in Tunisia Are from Kenya, South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia, Guinea and Nigeria

Magazine article New African

Six Players to Watch: The Stars Likely to Shine in Tunisia Are from Kenya, South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia, Guinea and Nigeria

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Dennis Oliech, Kenya

This teenage forward has helped himself to 14 international goals over the past 15 months, mostly coming on as a substitute. Now playing in Qatar with Al Arabi, Oliech is yearning for a move to the English Premiership. He is also keen to play in his first Nations Cup finals where he hopes to finish topscorer.

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Recently given a starting place in the Kenyan team, Oliech rewarded his coach with two goals in the World Cup win against local rivals, Tanzania. He could prove a real terror to defenders.

Benni McCarthy, South Africa.

Joint topscorer at the 1998 Nations Cup finals in Burkina Faso with 7 goals, McCarthy has since had good and bad times--in both his club and international careers.

He recently won his 50th cap against Egypt, and comes to Tunisia as a striker needing impetus of a good tournament. Now playing with the UEFA Cup holders FC Porto in Portugal, the Cape Town-born striker has had spells at Ajax in Holland and Celta Vigo in Spain.

Ahmed 'Mido' Hossam, Egypt.

Hossam had a good Nations Cup finals debut in Mali two years ago. Like McCarthy, he is a graduate of Ajax Amsterdam where youngsters get good football education.

The jewel in the Pharoahs crown, Hossam has found the net regularly with the national side over the past year. He was a deserving candidate for last year's African Footballer of the Year Award which was retained by the Senegalese, El Hadj Diouf. …

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