AFCON 2017: 10 players to watch out for in Nigeria's absence

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  A host of Africa stars will be on parade at the 2017 AFCON.

The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations begins this weekend in Gabon, of course, without Nigeria’s Super Eagles.

The 16 teams have already converged, waiting for kickoff on Saturday.

All the countries have also announced their final squads for the competition, so we know who will be on parade from when the first whistle will be sounded.

With exception of Nigeria, all the major football countries on the continent are represented, but who are the players we should expect to light up stage? Who are the players that should be the cornerstone of their teams?

Fcnaija.com takes a look at 10 players who should be the stars of Africa’s premier international competition.
  

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