These are the African players who have been registered by their clubs to compete in this season’s Champions League group phase and will be keenly followed by fans from across the continent.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting: The 34-year-old German-born striker has played for Cameroon at three Cup of Nations finals but pointedly sat out the 2017 tournament in a protest and missed out on winners’ medal. He has also been to three World Cups with the Indomitable Lions while was on the losing side in the Champions League when on the books of Paris St Germain in 2020.
Noussair Mazraoui: One of the stars of Morocco’s run to the World Cup semifinals, even though he played out of position on the left instead of the right, having been restored to the side by coach Walid Regragui after falling out with the previous coach. He is Dutch-born and came through the ranks at Ajax Amsterdam, before signing a four season deal with Bayern last year.
Bouna Sarr: A member of Senegal’s winning team at the last Cup of Nations finals, he moved to Bayern from French club Olympique de Marseille in 2020 on a four year deal but has seen very little game time and is yet to play a single Champions League match for the Bundesliga champions.
Elias Achouri: Paris-born striker but with Tunisia and Algerian heritage who has won six caps for Tunisia over the last 14 months. Began his career at St Etienne and has played at clubs in Portugal and at Viborg in Denmark before moving to FCK at the start of last season.
Khouma Babacar: He won two caps for Senegal in 2017 but has never been a real part of the national team squad despite a lengthy career in Europe. Hde was 14-yrear-old when he arrived in Italy and has spent most ofRead on supersport.com