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THE 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) has embarked on a campaign in which football fans are being asked to select the best players ever to represent Africa at the Fifa World Cup.
In return members of the public will win 2010 Fifa World Cup tickets for helping to select the best players through the media, including your favourite daily newspaper Sowetan.
Eleven players in the starting line-up and three reserves are needed by the LOC as part of the 2010 World Cup 100 days countdown celebrations in Durban on March 1.
A potential African Legends XI will likely include our own Lucas Radebe, Mark Fish, Doctor Khumalo, Roger Milla, Hossam Hassan, Thomas Nkono, Ahmed Faras, Mustapha Hadji and Jay Jay Okocha.
Radebe, Fish and Khumalo were part of the star-studded Bafana Bafana squad that won the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations title on home soil.
Milla and Nkono were in the Indomitable Lions team of Cameroon that became the first African side to reach the World Cup quarterfinals in Italy in 1990.
A great supporter of the 2010 World Cup, Milla became the oldest scorer in the World Cup when, at 42 years and 39 days, he rattled the net against Russia at the 1994 finals in the US.
Okocha is undoubtedly the greatest player of all time for Nigeria and has featured in three World Cup finals. He also served as captain of the Super Eagles at the 2002 World Cup.
Hassan was the grandfather of the Pharaohs of Egypt. He used to hold Africa's record as the most capped player after featuring 169 times and scoring 69 goals for the Pharaohs.
Turning to Faras, the Moroccan was rated as one of the deadliest strikers in the 1970s. He won Africa's Footballer of the Year award in 1976.
He took part in the 1970 World Cup in Mexico and 1972 Olympic Games in Munich before leading his team to Afcon success in 1976.
Still in Morocco, Hadji featured in the World Cup in 1994 and 1998.
South African greats like Jomo Sono, Steve "Kalamazoo" Mokone, Patrick "Ace" Ntsoelengoe, Lucas Moripe and Cedric Xulu do not qualify for selection because they never played in the World Cup. On the continent, the likes of Ghana's Abedi Pele, Liberia's George Weah and Zambia's Kalusha Bwalya also do not qualify.