Now that the Super Bowl is over, sports fanatics have turned their interest abroad as the 29th Africa Cup of Nations takes place, showcasing the best in African football (or as we call it in the States, soccer). From Mali to Ghana to Nigeria to Cape Verde—and several other countries as well—we’ve rounded up a list of top players to watch this year, whose talents prove they are a force to be reckoned with
1. Emmanuel Emenike: Helping lead his team to the finals for the first time in 13 years after Wednesday’s win against Mali, Emenike proves to be one of Nigeria’s strongest players. Thus far he’s scored 4 goals in the competition, proving to be a beast on the field and a leading scorer at AFCON.