Congo DR, Ghana, Mali and Niger are in Group B of the African Cup of Nations and their involvement has either directly or indirectly affected teams such as Bristol City, Arsenal, Leicester City, Birmingham City, West Ham, Fulham, Wolves, Crewe Alexandra, Brighton & HA, Peterbrough, Doncaster Rovers, Burton Albion and Watford.
Doncaster Rovers put the boot into Coventry City at the weekend and beat them 2-0 to take the Sky Blues down to League One with them.
Optimism swelled inside the stadium before kick-off.
Here's our predictions for the Championship in 2011 / 12.
Tottenham want to pull off a stunning summer swoop for Chelsea's Didier Drogba, according to the Express, though the Ivorian's £130,000-a-week wages may well scare off the White Hart Lane outfit.