The 2020/2021 season is coming to an end and the teams will be going out their crumbling for players signature ahead of the competitive 2021/2022 season. As an African Sports enthusiast, I always set my eye to identify the biggest talents in the continent and follow them to stardom.
Today I sample these big talents you can in the market at affordable price with some with as little as on a free transfer.
10. Musa Noah Kamara (20 years)~BO Rangers
You have possibly heard of a Sierra Leone striker who returned with heavy security from Norway when he threatened to kill himself, yes that is Musa Kamara A.K.A Musa Tombo.
With his good share of problems, Musa remains undoubtedly one of the best talents ever produced in Sierra Leone. At 20 years of age, he has been consistently among the top scorers in the past three seasons. He has also attracted interest from European clubs but could not settle due to personal issues.
BO Rangers signed Musa this season on a $17,000 sign-on fee from East End Lions. For a serious team that needs a striker, Musa can come for a low as $30,000 but you must be ready to take him through guidance and counseling to make him settle.
9. David Obashi (24 years) ~ Prison Leopards FC
Little known to many but Nigerian striker David Obashi is currently one of the best talent gracing the Zambian Super League.
Obashi has heartbroken many opponents fans scoring in the matches his team was least expected to win.
He has 12 goals and 5 assists to his name this season just after 25 games. Obashi is currently on contract with Prison Leopards.
8. Lazarous Kambole (27 years)~ Kaizer Chiefs
Seasoned African Football followers will agree with me that Kambole is a top talent. Scoring 7 goals for the national team just in 15 games and also 11 goals and 2 assist for Zesco in CAF matches.
Just as many foreign players Kambole has failed to cope with the pressure and competition at Chiefs that has seen him only in 25 games in his two years stay at Chiefs.
At 27, Kambole still has 3 to 6 years to play but he needs a team that will assume him playtime to regain his form. He is set to be released by Chiefs and may be available for free come next season.
7. Jean-Marc Makusu (29 years) ~Orlando Pirates
I don’t whether to call him unlucky or unsettle but Makusu is one big African talent that has never lived to showcase his talent in the top leagues.
Made a breakthrough in Europe at an early age and signed a lucrative deal with Standard Liege only to be sent on loan to Hungary to play for Ujpest FC. At Ujpest, Makusu scored 20 goals in 18 matches and he was recalled by Standard Liege only to be sent on loan again to MC Oran where he failed to secure a work permit and returned back home.
Makusu had a memorable career with AS Vita Club in the 2018/2019 season where he was the talk of the continent. His fine display in CAF Champions League that year attracted interest from RS Berkane that offered $485,000 sign-on fees and a $35,000 monthly salary for his service only to be laid out on a year-long injury.
Though not fully fit, Makusu plays for Orlando Pirates on loan from AS Vita Club. His loan is ending this season and Pirates have not expressed interest to sign him on a permanent deal.
Makusu will be free agent in 6 months time. You can easily buy out his remaining contract with AS Vita.
6. Francis Kahata (30 years)~ Free Agent
His natural position is Central Attacking Midfielder (CAM) but Kahata can easily fit in any formation as Center Forward (CF) or even Left Winger (LW).
If you need goal creator and free-kick master, then Kahata is the real deal. He recently part ways with Simba SC after the end of his contract so Kahata is available for free with a monthly salary of around $3,500
5. Augustine Otu (23 years) ~ Watanga FC
After being sacked from Kenyan Premier League side Wazito FC, one would think that that was the end of his career. Otu recollected himself and joined a small team Wantang FC back in his home country Liberia and managed to score 22 goals this season.
If you need a bulky fast striker, then the Liberia Premier League 2020/2021 top scorer Augustine Otu is the man to sign.
4. Ibrahim Ajibu (25) ~Simba SC
Ajibu is pure African talent. It is not easy to get a player playing in their home league that can draw interest so much to an extent that musicians make a song for him.
The Simba SC academy graduate was red hot after securing a move to rivals Young Africans SC. He netted 46 goals and assisted 19 just in 55 games. This forced Simba SC to buy him back in 2019 at Tsh. 100,000,000 (about $50,000).
With the competition in Simba SC squad, Ajibu has dropped down in the pecking order and rarely feature in most important matches. His two-year deal with Simba SC ends this season and he might be interested in a challenge elsewhere. If you truly in need of a second striker and assist master, then Ajibu is the player to sign.
3. Mujib Kasim (25 years) ~ Fasil Kanema S.C
One of the main players who contributed a lot to see Fasil Katema SC crowned 2020/2021 Ethiopia Premier League champions scoring 20 goals in the league matches alone.
For ambitious teams with a need to perform in the CAF Champions League, Mujib is the man to sign. Full of experience having played for the national team and with a huge body to wrestle off defenders, only your negotiation skills will stop you from signing this guy.
2. Jimmy Mukeya (19 years) ~ NAPSA Stars
Ladies and gentlemen, this is Jimmy Mukeya the youngest Zambian player to score in CAF Confederation Cup at the age of 19.
Jimmy has been a marvel to watch since his promotion to join Napsa stars senior team from the academy. He has managed to score 4goals and assist 5 in the last 6 games.
With NAPSA Stars on verge of being relegated to the Zambian lower tier, Jimmy is a prospect to sign and keep in your team. He has already been linked to a move to Zanaco but no official communication yet.
- Abubeker Naser (21 years) ~ Ethiopian Coffee SC
Ethiopian Premier League may not be one of the famous leagues in Africa but thanks to Supersport I got time to watch this guy for the first time this year.
Naser is technically gifted and clinical finisher. Very discipline on the field and also a leader.
This season along he netted 29 goals for Ethiopian Coffee SC in 24 matches.
Big teams like Kaizer Chiefs, Etoile du Sahel and Georgia top flight FC Dila have been linked to his signature.