Leicester City playmaker Riyad Mahrez has been allowed to leave Algeria's training camp in the hope of sealing a stunning £50million move to Barcelona.
Riyad Mahrez is married to Rita Mahrez, a model who has been described as the most beautiful wife of a footballer in England.
Pre-tournament favorites Algeria have crashed out of AFCON 2017 at the group stage after a 2 - 2 draw with Group B winners Senegal on Monday night.
He may not be able to make much of an impact at Sunderland these days, but Wahbi Khazri made the difference to put Algeria on the brink of an early exit.
Riyad Mahrez wonderful double was not enough to earn Algeria a win in their AFCON 2017 opener against Zimbabwe. Mahrez opened the scoring in the 12th minute.
Here are five players who are getting prepared to do their African roots proud, as the world cast their views on the beauty of what the continent has to offer.