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Bukayo Saka: Gunning for greatness

Few young players have hit soccer stardom as quickly and emphatically as the Nigerian / British youngster Bukayo Saka. Profile by Michael Renouf.

Kevin-Prince Boateng – the wandering star

In 2013, the entire AC Milan team followed Kevin-Prince Boateng as he stormed off the field in the face of racist chanting from opposing supporters. Michael Renouf profiles the fiery AC Monza forward.

Karim Benzema – a force of nature

Karim Mostafa Benzema is one of the top five all-time scorers in the Champions League and has won a long list of trophies with Real Madrid. Michael Renouf profiles one of the most gifted players of this generation.

Paul Pogba – a flawed genius?

How many players have won a World Cup and been sent off for scoring a penalty? Possibly only Paul Labile Pogba. Michael Renouf paints a portrait of his career.

Nigeria’s soccer Super Eagles take flight

Over the years, Nigeria’s national football team – the Super Eagles –  have given Nigerians plenty of reasons to rejoice. Michael Renouf looks fondly back on their triumphs