African Forwards


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It's been a long time coming but we're finally headed to Africa. Where to begin was our real challenge. Cover a nation, a tournament, a club, a player? The possibilities are endless.

We wanted to do something a little different, something more, so we've trained our radar on the finest 15 forwards in African football history (what a list it is), to be followed in time by an African midfielders issue. 

From the undisputed picks like Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto'o and George Weah to the less talked about legends including Kalusha Bwalya, Salif Keïta and Rashidi Yekini, we've teamed up with writers and artists from Africa and beyond to bring you this special print publication covering 15 icons of the game.

Behind that stunning Yoni Weisberg cover, you'll find profiles on:

  • Samuel Eto'o
  • Abedi Pele
  • Hossam Hassan
  • Kalusha Bwalya
  • Sadio Mané
  • George Weah
  • Nwankwo Kanu
  • Didier Drogba
  • Rashidi Yekini
  • Benni McCarthy
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Rabah Madjer
  • Roger Milla
  • Salif Keïta
  • Asamoah Gyan

Order now to avoid missing out. Every other issue has sold out prior to release and once they're gone, they're gone.


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