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Weah, Okocha and Africa’s Dream Five-A-Side Team Legends Edition

20:19 GMT+3 10/11/2019
Austin Okocha
Goal, in association with Guinness, creates Africa’s Dream Five-A-Side Team out of legendary continental stars

  • Lucas Radebe Leeds United

    Lucas Radebe

    Radebe was elegance and consistency personified, and would be the ideal rock at the base of our African Legends Five-A-Side Team.

    Considering the way this team is teeming with attacking talent, there would be a lot of responsibility on the South Africa legend.

    He was Leeds United's club's Player of the Season in 1998, prompting rumours of a move to Manchester United after having won the Africa Cup of Nations title two years previously.

    Radebe also represented Bafana Bafana at the 1998 and 2002 World Cups.

  • Yaya Toure Manchester City 2013-14

    Yaya Toure

    Linking defence and attack in our African Legends Five-A-Side team would be Toure, who was so versatile that he once played a Champions League final for Barcelona in the heart of the defence...and won the title!

    He's one of only two central midfielders—along with Frank Lampard—to score 20 goals or more in a Premier League season, so he'd also bring a major goal threat in our team.

    An African champion with the Ivory Coast, Toure was one of the key figures in building the modern Manchester City, and would be a major asset for our side.

  • Jay Jay Ookocha Manchester United Fenerbahce UCL

    Jay-Jay Okocha

    One of the purest talents ever produced by Africa, Okocha boasted breath-taking skill and the kind of flair and flamboyance that has rarely been seen in the Premier League.

    He’s a legend at Bolton Wanderers, where he’s remembered as one of their finest players, and won an Olympic gold and the African title with Nigeria.

    Beyond these titles, silverware largely evaded him, although there are enough winners in our Five-A-Side Team to ensure that Okocha's laissez-faire mentality wouldn't be too much of a concern.

  • Samuel Eto'o Barcelona 2009

    Samuel Eto'o

    Arguably the greatest African footballer of all time, Eto’o absolutely has to make our Five-A-Side Team. After all, he's one of only two players to have been named African Footballer of the Year on four occasions.

    The Barcelona great was a big-game player, with a superb goalscoring record, and demonstrated his quality in England late in his career with Everton and Chelsea, having also spent time in Russia and Turkey.

    He's the all-time top scorer for Cameroon, for Mallorca, and in the history of the Afcon.

  • George Weah Liberia election

    George Weah

    As the only African player to win the Ballon d’Or, Weah was a shoo-in for our Five-A-Side team, squeezing Didier Drogba and Nwankwo Kanu out of the running.

    His mesmerising balance, agility and turn of place would make him a lethal prospect in the small game, and he's also a winner too, having clinched league titles with Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan.

    The two-time African Footballer of the Year, and current Liberia President, would be a natural pick for captain of our Dream Team.