'When you go through a moment and you are down and losing your head, it gives you a lot of experience,'
RIYAD MAHREZ, ALGERIA & MANCHESTER CITY FOOTBALLER
'We had no money in those days compared to the modern age where we have professional football. You'd only be given a few shillings, food and accommodation and that was it,'
JOE KADENGE, KENYAN FOOTBALL LEGEND
'Africa and Europe are natural partners. But it's a relationship that has to be different from what we've had up to now. That relationship has enriched Europe but has not enriched Africa. So, we need to change that dynamic and we can only do it by ourselves, taking the correct measures for our future,'
NANA AKUFO-ADDO, PRESIDENT OF GHANA
'My goal is to be a primary, not a secondary source,'
NTOZAKE SHANGE, AFRICANAMERICAN PLAYWRIGHT AND POET
'Countries that are ready, such as countries in the West African Monetary Union (WAMU) zone that are ready and have made significant efforts in terms of good management, good governance, deficit control and debt control, will probably be ready for the eco in 2020,'
ALASSANE OUATTARA, PRESIDENT OF COTE D'IVOIRE
"What we tend to forget is that the future is not created by whoever, it's created by you. And planning minimises the effect of life happening to you. As soon as you have a plan there is very little that life can throw at you,'
BONANG MATHEBA, SOUTH AFRICAN MEDIA PERSONALITY
'Other people's opinions...