Aston Villa
West Ham United
12:00 PM UTC
Game Details

Africa's World Cup Qualifiers: Five players to watch

Africa's top national teams are set to square off this weekend to settle the continent's final three places at the World Cup in Russia.

In this feature, we profile five players whose performances could prove decisive in deciding exactly who pockets the remaining three tickets.

Wilfried Zaha, Ivory Coast: Zaha has already sparked something of a revival at Crystal Palace since returning from injury this season.

He netted the winner against Chelsea, and followed that up with a late, late equaliser...

Who were Africa's star performers around the world this weekend?

Who were Africa's star performers around the world this weekend?

Thomas Partey: For a player who made his name primarily as a destroyer, Partey has been busy showcasing the offensive qualities to his midfield game this season.

During Ghana's 5-1 rout of Congo-Brazzaville in World Cup qualifying, he became the first Black Star to net a hat-trick since Jordan Ayew in 2014, and has followed that up with a series of decisive contributions for Atletico Madrid.

In midweek, he scored the equaliser as Atleti...

By ESPN Staff

Feyenoord sign Karim El Ahmadi and Kenneth Vermeer

Feyenoord have completed the signings of midfielder Karim El Ahmadi from Aston Villa and goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer from Ajax.

El Ahmadi joined Villa from Feyenoord in 2012 for two million pounds and made 56 appearances, scoring three goals, for Paul Lambert's men.

However, with the form of Fabian Delph and the emergence of Ashley Westwood...