Champions League: Who are Africa’s top contenders?


Which of the continent’s Champions League contenders are best placed to win Europe’s premier club competition this term?


COMMENT    By Solace Chukwu     Follow on Twitter
 


Perhaps the biggest legacy of Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from Real Madrid is that it brings back the entropy that for so long made the Champions League so revered.

While it once seemed that retainership of the coveted trophy was the holy grail of European football, the monopoly that Real have enjoyed in the last three years had stripped away much of the mystique of it. No single footballer symbolized their outsized dominance quite like Ronaldo, from whom the goals flowed in relentlessly. Especially in the business end, where most teams are evenly matched, his star power and mentality often proved the…

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