As the debate between club and country continues to affect the African Nations’ Cup, the competition is seen more as a place to spot up and coming players rather than an exhibition ground for the already successful.
Too often those have made it abroad become unavailable for the ANC because of club commitments and the calendar clash.
But there are some senior statesmen who return to the tournament, underlining its importance and prestige.
A few will enjoy a last hurrah in 2013 and to sign off as champions of the continent would suit them just fine.
Football Africa takes a look at who may see their final soiree in South Africa.
Regarded as the prodigal son of the African football, Drogba has achieved what most can only dream of. He has won the Premier League and Champions League with Chelsea and is now winding down his career with Chinese side Shangai Shenhua. Missing on his CV is achievement at international level and he has made it no secret that he wants to change tha...