Anthony Vanden Borre, born in DR Congo and blessed with a Congolese mother, is moving from French side Montpelier to the Congolese team TP Mazembe.

The 29-year-old  former Belgium international, who announced his retirement on January 10, is expected to complete a free transfer to the Lubumbashi club this week.

This may become a trend as retiring footballers forego China for Africa. Who wants to join the Chinese Super League when you could be surrounded by adoring fans and charging down the pitch to the sound of vuvzelas?

So, could we see Wayne Rooney joining the Mamelodi Sundowns soon?