Five African stars have been named in Club Brugge's starting XI to take on Manchester United in the Europa League round of 32 first leg, including a potent-looking attack.
Angola international Clinton Mata slots in at right-back alongside central defender Odilon Kossounou, who hails from the Ivory Coast. His compatriot Simon Deli starts at left-back.
Further up the pitch, the star attacking quality in the Brugge side comes from Nigerian wide man Emmanuel Dennis and talented left-footed South African Percy Tau. Regular starter, Senegalese attacking midfielder Krépin Diatta, is out with a groin injury. That will come as a blow for Brugge fans; 20-year-old scored a stoppage-time equalizer away to Galatasaray on Champions League matchday 5.
United might well call on an African star of their own, with Odion Ighalo named among the Red Devils substitutes.
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