Lionel Messi is referred to as 'The GOAT' (as in, the Greatest Of All Time); it's not often that his literal counterparts make their presence felt.
While East Africa's nations have enjoyed great success in other sporting disciplines, their national football teams have failed to make a mark.
Congolese giants AS Vita Club were among a number of high-profile clubs to advance to the second round of the CAF Champions League on Wednesday.
Township Rollers made an emphatic statement of their potential when they coasted to a stunning 3-0 victory over Sudanese giants Al-Merrikh.
Sudan beat Libya 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw to win the CHAN third-placed playoff.
CECAFA chief Nicholas Musonye has applauded Sudan for reaching the semi-final stage at the ongoing African Nations Championship in Morocco.
Saifeldin Malik Bakhit scored the only goal of the game as Sudan downed Zambia in an entertaining encounter to reach the CHAN semi finals.
Achraf Bencharki missed a second-half penalty as Morocco were held 0-0 by Sudan in their final group game at the African Nations Championship.
Sudan beat Mauritania 1-0 in their second CHAN match to eliminate both the Mourabitounes and Guinea, who were defeated by Morocco earlier in the day.
Sudan began their CHAN campaign with a 2-1 victory over Guinea in Group A, with Maki Saifeldin Bakhit missing a penalty and scoring the winner.
CAF have issued an official statement confirming the disqualification of Sudanese clubs from continental competition.
"Mr. Trump is the president of the United States of America and as such of course [I have] huge respect for what he does," Infantino said.
Senegal and Egypt qualified for the African Nations Cup thanks to wins against Burnundi and Tanzania.
Nigeria will not be competing at the 2017 African Nations Cup after losing 1-0 to Egypt on Tuesday.
Mohamed Salah scored in stoppage time to salvage a 1-1 draw for Egypt at Nigeria in a 2017 African Nations Cup qualifier on Friday.
DR Congo secure dramatic 5-4 aggregate win over Burnundi, helped by Yannick Bolasie's penalty.
DR Congo and Guinea earned crucial away wins in the second round of African qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
Ghana eased to victory over Mauritius in their opening 2017 African Nations Cup qualifier, while Cameroon left it late to beat Mauritania.