In four days' chance the shortlist for African Footballer of the year 2014 will be uncovered.
While those five names will be created superstars from the landmass, there are likewise various great adolescent players passing through the positions - rising ability who themselves might soon vie for the title.
The 22-year-old striker's push to the following level has earned him the prize of a late move to one of Europe's top clubs in Porto furthermore given his nation highly required trust.
After a hopeless World Cup in the not so distant future and the resulting retirement of skipper Samuel Eto'o, there were concerns regarding what the future held for Cameroon.
Anyway Aboubakar has ventures up to the plate in an enormous manner in the wake of being the understudy to Eto'o in the national group.
Furthermore he has scored three times in Cameroon's battle to meet all requirements for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
His objectives have served to give the Indomitable Lions an extraordinary possibility of arriving at the finals shockingly since 2010.
It has made him a firm most loved with Cameroon fans, who have savored the experience of his advancement since he was drafted into the squad for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as a 18-year-old.
He didn't get to play in 2010, however his choice was an indication of his young ability as the main home-based player in the Indomitable Lions' squad.
Around then Aboubakar was on the books of neighborhood side Coton Sport, yet he soon moved to Valenciennes in France.
In any case, he had three genuinely calm seasons there as his vocation stalled.
A move to Lorient in July a year ago started him go into life and he created by a long shot his most productive season.
Using his forcing casing, velocity, quality, capacity on the ball and clinical completing he scored 17 objectives in 37 matches.
What's more when he went to this current summer's World Cup in Brazil, he was no more there just to warm the seat.
He made two begins yet was not able to discover the net for a group that was in chaos, assailed by off-field issues and indiscipline on the pitch.
Be that as it may his qualities got the attention of various suitors, including English Premier League side Hull City.
Aboubakar picked a move to Portugal and has effectively scored twice in four appearances for Porto.
It is a sound begin to his four-year contract with the club, and he looks to have bounty more to offer.
Anticipate that Aboubakar will proceed with his advancement and prosper for both club and area.
At just 21-years of age, Serge Aurier has as of now been marked by admirers as the best right-back in France.
His first contact with the amusement began at neighborhood side FC Villepinte, where he was spotted by authorities of RC Lens.
He passed through the young framework at Lens and matured 17 he made his expert introduction in the French Ligue 2 in 2009.
Aurier was an emerge entertainer as the club secured top-flight advancement. He happened to show up for the club in Ligue 1 the accompanying season.
His structure presented to him a move to Toulouse in January 2012 and he bloomed in south-western France, demonstrating his adaptability by playing preventive midfield, in focal barrier and at right-back.
He soon pulled in enthusiasm from a few European clubs furthermore got the consideration of the Ivory Coast selectors.
In Jun 2013 he made his presentation for the Elephants against Gambia and promptly settled in, rapidly removing the more accomplished Emmanuel Eboue.
He was chosen in the Ivorians' World Cp squad and was the sparkling light in Ivory Coast's blended sack of a fight in Brazil.
Protectively sound, he additionally gave two aids in the amusement against Japan, crossing for advances Wilfried Bony and Gervinho to get the objectives that gave their side a 2-1 win.
Unbelievable Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba said of Aurier after the diversion against Japan: "He's the best right-back in all of France."
Aurier's build and sheer power make him a troublesome man to play against. He is additionally extremely agreeable on the ball, has extraordinary positional sense, is speedy and peruses the amusement well.
An assault minded player, he made seven objectives as well as was one of Toulouse's top scorers with six last season. He does, notwithstanding, tend to fly into difficulties and he was busy 11 times last term.
After the World Cup, Aurier joined French champions Paris St-Germain on credit from Toulouse. Yet he has discovered life extreme going at PSG and knows he could soon confront a junction in his profession.
He will be planning to break into the first group and persuade PSG to take up their alternative to sign him forever toward the end of the season.
Nabil Bentaleb's profession got off to a rough begin.
Discharged by the place where he grew up club, Lille, at 15, he moved to Belgian side Mouscron before landing at Dunkerque in the third level of French football.
Demonstrated the entryway by every one of the three clubs, Bentaleb's specialists took him over the channel for a trial at Birmingham City, which again demonstrated unsuccessful.
It wasn't until the then Tottenham director, Harry Redknapp, look long and hard at his eye over the humble midfielder in 2012, that Bentaleb's fortunes turned around.
Two weeks after a trial, he marked for Spurs and kick-began a profession which, since the end of 2013, has taken in the Premier group, European football and a World Cup.
From that point forward his fast feet, eye for a pass and poise have shone through, drawing applause from intellectuals and chiefs galore.
Also as his stock rose, Bentaleb started to draw in worldwide consideration.
Conceived in France to Algerian folks, the 19-year-old needed to choose the two, in the end vowing his worldwide future to the Desert Foxes.
In March 2014, Bentaleb made his presentation for Algeria against Slovenia in a benevolent. Beginning the match in a protective midfield part, he inspired with, his innovativeness, extreme handling and tireless work-rate.
His proceeded with great structure at club level prompted his choice in Algeria's World Cup squad. Presently overflowing certainty, Bentaleb scored his first worldwide objective in a World Cup warm-up match against Romania.
In Brazil, Bentaleb played each moment of Algeria's World Cup gathering crusade and was unfortunate not to be chosen in the 16 annihilation by Germany.
Back in the Premier League, Bentaleb has begun this season where he exited off, with new Tottenham director Mauricio Pochettino selecting him in front of more settled stars at the club.