The new European football season is just weeks away, and the players are being put through their paces in various pre-season matches to shed off some of the holiday excesses. So what were their holiday excesses?

We take a look at some of the glam places African stars spend their off-season time and determine their ‘Swag factor’ thanks to some highly scientific data.

Pierre Aubamayang keeps it real: 'go hard or go home'

Location: Gabon

Swag factor: Pierre ‘Batman’ Aubamayang is definitely his brother’s keeper riding on those mean-looking ‘Batmobiles’.

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Emmanuel Adebayor's cute daughter Kendra showing daddy how it's done

Location: Miami

Swag factor: Kendra’s style is dynamite. Mixed with some attitude, New York, Paris and Milan are likely destinations in the future. But where’s daddy?

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Mohammed Salah's cryptic insight into his intentions after football

Location: Somewhere out there in the ocean

Swag factor: Monstrous, especially if you are all about your fishing tackle….

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Kevin Prince Boateng's holiday tribute to all the fathers out there

Location: Who cares as long as you are with family

Swag factor: Smoking’. KP shows that he is not one of those who ignore their physique during the off-season.

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Behind a great woman is a handsome man (with swag)

Location: Anywhere the wife orders

Swag factor: Subdued, setoo9 clearly enjoys being driven, if his big grin is anything to go .

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