Mark Lomas previews all the contenders and pretenders ahead of the 2012 African Nations Cup.
Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien is available for Ghana's World Cup qualifier against Mali despite missing preparations for the match to attend a court case, the country's football association said on Friday.
Freddie Kanoute speaks about the African Player of the year award and life after Ramos.
Former Tottenham and West Ham striker Frederic Kanoute has been named the 2007 African Footballer of the Year.
Mali will refuse to allow striker Frederic Kanoute to attend the African Footballer of the Year award function on Friday if they qualify for the African Nations Cup quarter-finals.
Mahamadou Diarra would be the perfect replacement for Patrick Vieira in Arsenal's midfield, according to his Mali team-mate Fredi Kanoute.