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City's African stars

Coventry City are looking to continue an African connection that has served them relatively well in the past by finding potential new signings at the current Cup of Nations tournament in Ghana.

'We will be linked in to it and Gary (Seward, City's european scout) is in regular contact with four or five people at the African Nations,' Iain Dowie told the Coventry Telegraph.

'So in the end, what's not good enough for Arsenal might be very good for us and even teams lower in the Premiership.

'It is a big thing and I am a great believer in recruitment which is a key element.'

Most famously, Peter Ndlovu (Zimbabwe), Dele Adebola (Nigeria) and the Moroccan trio of Chippo, Hadji and Saffri have served the Sky Blues well.

African-born players such as Roy Wegerle (born in South Africa but a USA international) and George Boateng (the Dutchman was born in Ghana) also endeared themselves to fans at times in their Highfield Road careers.

Others had their moments, such as Nii Lamptey, once regarded as the next great player to come from Africa and Patrick Suffo (an Olympic Gold Medalist with Cameroon) while the likes of Carlos Batista (or Carlita, an Angolan-born Portuguese signed by Ron Atkinson) are barely remembered.




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Date:Wednesday February 6 2008

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