It may be a generalisation but there are few countries in the world that love betting as much as Chinese. Legally, it is not easy to gamble in the country.
Two tournaments in June will show that African players are still undervalued in the transfer market and still provide tremendous value for money — at least for clubs that know what they are doing. The African Cup of Nations is an obvious one but then there is the UEFA Champions League.
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off on June 21, in the middle of summer with soaring temperatures in Egypt expected to be just one factor. Yet it is North Africa that should provide the winner with the host country in the running as well as Morocco, Tunisia and even, as an outside bet, Algeria.