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Median newgen PAs of African clubs (test results)

JohnConnor

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Because no African league apart from South Africa exists in the game, I decided to activate the leagues in the editor to get a clear picture of their newgen quality. No attributes were changed. The most accurate measure of newgen quality is the median CA/PA of the intake. Given that very few newgens come out of these clubs normally, it's more of a curiosity than of practical benefit for normal play. FM19 was used, but there shouldn't be much variation from year to year. This isn't an exhaustive test, but every club of relevance in every African nation has been tested, with the exceptions of Chad, Comoros, Mayotte, Reunion and Cape Verde which did not have existing divisions to activate - but these nations are irrelevant anyway. Accuracy for clubs with 6 samples is roughly within ~5 PA of the 'real' average. I should also mention, for those who have not read my posts before, that a reason to do these tests instead of simply inferring from the facilities & youth rating, etc. is that there appears to be a hidden factor or set of factors that renders such calculations inaccurate and therefore useless - for instance, simply changing the unique nation ID from that of 'England' to 'Romania' reduces PA by ~25%, even if all visible attributes are made identical.

Best African teams (average of 6 samples):

ASEC Mimosas (Ivory Coast) 116.25
Paradou AC (Algeria) 112.16
Wadi Degla (Egypt) 109.25
Raja Casablanca (Morocco) 107.5
Zamalek (Egypt) 105.5
Ismaily (Egypt) 104.9
Kano Pillars (Nigeria) 104.5
Wydad Casablanca (Morocco) 100.41
Heartland (Nigeria) 98.25
Enyimba (Nigeria) 97.83
Hearts of Oak (Ghana) 96.75
AFAD Djekanou (Ivory Coast) 96.33
Generation Foot (Senegal) 96.33
ES Setif (Algeria) 95.5
ES Tunis (Tunisia) 94.16
Al-Ahly (Egypt) 94.08
Al-Masry (Egypt) 93.41
Akwa Utd (Nigeria) 92.58
Stade Tunisian (Tunisia) 90.75
ES Sahel (Tunisia) 90.08

Honourable mentions:

APEJES (Cameroon) 89.08
TP Mazembe (DR Congo) 88.66
Enugu Rangers (Nigeria) 87.8
Ashanti Gold (Ghana) 87.75
OC Khouribga (Morocco) 87.5
CR Belouizdad (Algeria) 86.25
NA Hussein-Dey (Algeria) 86.6
Union Douala (Cameroon) 86.5
Club Africain (Tunisia) 86
Dakar Sacre-Coeur (Senegal) 85.08
CA Bizerte (Tunisia) 84.6
USM Alger (Algeria) 84.5
Africa Sports (Ivory Coast) 83.8
FAR Rabat (Morocco) 82.8
US Monastir (Tunisia) 82.8
WAFA SC (Ghana) 82.2
Asante Kotoko (Ghana) 82.1
Coton Sport (Cameroon) 79.5

Analysis:

For comparison, the best median you will get in the world is somewhere around ~130-145. 120+ is also excellent. 100+ is what you want. 90 is about the lower bound for what you should load, as many nations have clubs that can achieve that, and anything under 80 isn't going to produce world class players. ~80-100 is typically going to produce your bread and butter players, and this is about the best you can expect from Africa, with a few exceptions.

Using the subjective method I have described here, the recommended leagues to load (or scout) for Africa are as follows:

Egypt Div 1 = 3 x 100, 2 x 90 = 13/18 = 0.722 <-- Equal to Portugal Div 2 or Hungary Div 1>
Algeria Div 1 = 1 x 110, 1 x 90, 3 x 80 = 9/16 = 0.562 <-- Equal to China Div 1 or N. Ireland Div 1>
Ivory Coast Div 1 = 1 x 110, 1 x 90, 1 x 80 = 7/14 = 0.500
Morocco Div 1 = 2 x 100, 2 x 80 = 8/16 = 0.500
Nigeria Div 1 = 1 x 100, 3 x 90, 1 x 80 = 10/20 = 0.500
Ghana Div 1 = 1 x 90, 2 x 80 = 4/16 = 0.250 <-- Worse than Ireland Div 1>
Senegal Div 1 = 1 x 90, 1 x 80 = 3/14 = 0.214
Cameroon Div 1 = 2 x 80 = 2/18 = 0.111
DR Congo Div 1 = 1 x 80 = 1/16 = 0.062

After those nations, it's worth noting that there's a quite steep dropoff in quality. Zimbabwe's best club only manages 35 PA. Most of the other nations you'd expect to do decently only have one club producing ~65 PA. Angola (66.4), Mali (69.1) and Libya (60.5) serve as examples, and they're the better performers. For comparison, I got a result of 47 PA for Indian Arrows in India. Bullets FC from Malawi managed a respectable 58.1 PA, and Mozambique has 3 clubs at ~60-65 PA, but apart from that it's a sea of mediocrity.
 

JohnConnor

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Full data:

Ivory coast - ASEC Mimosas 117.5|126|115|105|116|118 = 116.25 PA, Africa Sports 95|81|76|98|69 = 83.8 PA, SC Gagnoa 76|47 = 61.5 PA, AFAD Djekanou 79|102|114|76|105|102 = 96.33 PA, WAC 31PA, LYS FC 30.5 PA
Algeria - ES Setif 88.5|65|110|99.5|106|104 = 95.5 PA, USM Alger 95|76|109|86.5|56 = 84.5 PA, MC Alger 65|51.5|85 = 67.1 PA, MC Oran 50|70|36.5 = 52.1 PA, CR Belouizdad 99|98|86|62 = 86.25 PA, JS Kabylie 53|73|82|54 = 65.5 PA, Paradou AC 116|99|121|112|103|122 = 112.16 PA, NA Hussein-Dey 107|100.5|92|47 = 86.6 PA, AS Ain M'lila 36 PA
Ghana - Hearts of Oak 116|97.5|75.5|94|119.5|78 = 96.75 PA, Asante Kotoko 82|90.5|101|59|78 = 82.1 PA, Ashanti Gold 99.5|99|102|77.5|65.5|83 = 87.75 PA, Berekum Chelsea 30 PA, WAFA SC 75|85.5|105.5|79|66 = 82.2 PA, Wa All Stars 55|69|96|42 = 65.5 PA, Karela FC 31 PA
Egypt - Al-Ahly 84|99|87.5|99|94|101 = 94.08 PA, Zamalek 118|82|102|112|100|119 = 105.5 PA, Ismaily 112|101.5|90|107|117|102 = 104.9 PA, Pyramids 78|54|83.5 = 71.8 PA, Al-Masry 98|88.5|60.5|99|109|105.5 = 94.08 PA, Wadi Degla 103|118|89|120.5|117|108 = 109.25 PA, El Gouna 54.5|73|88|91 = 76.6 PA, Nogoom 60 PA
DR Congo - TP Mazembe 100|80|48|97|93.5|113.5 = 88.66 PA, Vita Club 56|73 = 64.5 PA, FC Lupopo 50.5|78|39 = 55.8 PA, CS Don Bosco 27 PA, DC Motema Pembe 61|82 = 71.5 PA, AC Rangers 27 PA
Sudan - Al-Hilal Omdurman 56|65|69 PA = 63.3 PA, Al-Merreikh 38 PA, Al-Ahli Shendi 31 PA, Al-Ahli Khartoum 28 PA
Nigeria - Enugu Rangers 59|106|87|98|89 = 87.8 PA, Sunshine Stars 67.5|55 = 61.25 PA, Enyimba 91|112.5|96.5|109|77|101 = 97.83 PA, Kano Pillars 110|108|114.5|102.5|79|113 = 104.5 PA, Heartland 105|101|105|80|103.5|95 = 98.25 PA, Lobi Stars 70|73 = 71.5 PA, Akwa Utd 101|106|88.5|110|76|74 = 92.58 PA, Go Round 34|30.5 = 32.2 PA, Plateau Utd 62|86.5|67 = 71.8 PA, El-Kanemi 32.5 PA
Angola - Petro de Luanda 49|52.5 = 50.75 PA, Kabuscorp 36.5 PA, Recreativo do Libolo 87.5|51|46|81 = 66.4 PA, Bravos do Maquis 31 PA, Interclube 39 PA, Santa Rita de Cassia 28 PA
Morocco - Wydad Casablanca 74|124|122.5|89|90|103 = 100.41 PA, Raja Casablanca 87|108|97|117|123|113 = 107.5 PA, MA Tetouan 39 PA, FAR Rabat 90|110|52|92|70 = 82.8 PA, OC Khouribga 105|82|91|64|106.5|76.5 = 87.5 PA, KAC Marrakech 69|114|69|37.5 = 72.4 PA, Rapide Oued Zem 24 PA
Cameroon - Coton Sport 58|66|96|83|94.5 = 79.5 PA, Union Douala 93|77|91.5|104|67 = 86.5 PA, Astres 58|53.5|38 = 49.8 PA, New Star (CMR) 28.5 PA, APEJES 96|92|97.5|81|78|90 = 89.08 PA, YOSA 72|30.5|54 = 52.1 PA, Feutcheu 28.5 PA
Mali - Stade Malien 69.5|77|57|64|41 = 61.7 PA, Djoliba 60|58.5 = 59.25 PA, Onze Createurs 35 PA, Real Bamako 62|61 = 61.5 PA, Centre Salif Keita 84|75.5|72|45 = 69.1 PA, Mamahira 31 PA
Libya - Al-Ittihad (LBY) 72|49|61|38 = 60.5 PA, Al-Ahli Benghazi 55|33 = 44 PA, Al-Nassr (LBY) 30|33 = 31.5 PA, Al-Madina 39 PA, Al-Ahli (LBY) 36 PA, Al-Mahala 23 PA
Tunisia - ES Tunis 93|92|112|92|89.5|86.5 = 94.16 PA, ES Sahel 102|93.5|85.5|97.5|87|75 = 90.08 PA, Club Africain 96|75|98.5|97|64|85.5 = 86 PA, CS Sfax 81|62|54|97|95 = 77.8 PA, CA Bizerte 81|108|44|109|81 = 84.6 PA, Stade Tunisien 105|81.5|78|90|95|95 = 90.75 PA, US Monastir 95.5|73|94|57.5|94 = 82.8 PA, JS Kairouan 39|29|32.5 = 33.5 PA, Stade Gabesien 34 PA, ES Zarzis 33 PA, CO Medenine 31 PA
Zambia - Zanaco 34 PA, Nchanga Rangers 38 PA, Power Dynamos 40 PA, Zesco 52|66|57 = 58.3 PA, Green Buffaloes 33.5 PA, Buildcon 20 PA
Senegal - ASC Diaraf 30 PA, Generation Foot 100|104|79|81|106|108 = 94 PA, AS Douanes (SEN) 79.5|62|39 = 60.1 PA, SONACOS 37 PA, Casa Sport 34 PA, Dakar Sacre-Coeur 98|94|72.5|84|107|55 = 85.08 PA, AS Pikine 34 PA
Burkina Faso - ASFA-Yennega 64|41|41 = 48.6 PA, Etoile Filante 38 PA, RC Kadiogo 34 PA, RC Bobo 32.5 PA, AS Police (BFA) 16 PA
Congo - AC Leopards 47.5|36.5 = 42 PA, Diables Noirs 33 PA, Etoile du Congo 36 PA, Tongo FC 22 PA
Guinea - Horoya AC 70|55|79.5|65 = 67.3 PA, AS Kaloum 47 PA, Fello Star 56|71|57|40 = 56 PA, ASFAG 27 PA
Uganda - Vipers SC 27 PA, SC Villa 46 PA, URA 53|65|75 = 64.3 PA, Express FC 39 PA, Ndejje University 21 PA
Benin - Tonnerre FC 55.5|36.5 = 46 PA, ASPAC 25 PA, Buffles FC 42 PA, Dragons 49 PA, Requins FC 65|74.5|53 = 64.1 PA, AS Police (BEN) 23.5 PA
Gabon - MangaSport 36 PA, US Bitam 28 PA, CF Mounana 46|39 = 42.5 PA, Adouma 23.5 PA
Eq. Guinea - Racing de Micomeseng 23 PA, Sony Ela Nguema 27 PA, San Kuma 21 PA
Togo - Semassi 62|35 = 48.5 PA, AS Togo-Port 27 PA, Maranatha 37 PA, ASKO 50|53 = 51.5 PA, Dyto 35 PA
Mozambique - Ferroviario Beira 42 PA, UD Songo 55.5|58|64 = 59.1 PA, Ferroviario Maputo 59.5|60|71 = 63.5 PA, Maxaquene 70.5|62|53 = 61.8 PA, Baia de Pemba FC 24 PA
Malawi - Tiger FC (MWI) 31 PA, Masters Security FC 24 PA, Bullets FC 56|63|55.5 = 58.1 PA
Gambia - Wallidan 22 PA, Real Banjul 60|35.5 = 47.75 PA, Hawks 38.5 PA, Samger 29 PA, BK Milan 20.5 PA
Zimbabwe - FC Platinum 35 PA, Ngezi Platinum 18 PA, Chicken Inn 29.5 PA, Highlanders FC (ZIM) 34 PA, Manica Diamond FC 21 PA
Botswana - Centre Chiefs 60.5|33 = 46.75 PA, Gaborone Utd 26.5 PA, Police XI 34 PA, Security Systems 25 PA
Rwanda - APR FC 36 PA, Rayon Sports 53|32 = 42.5 PA, MV Sport 26 PA, Kiyovu 29 PA
Kenya - Gor Mahia 41 PA, AFC Leopards 62|43 = 52.5 PA, Tusker 70|43 = 56.5 PA, Mathare Utd 69|29 = 49 PA, KK Homeboyz 29 PA
Burundi - Vital'o 49|36 = 42.5 PA, Musongati 13.5 PA, Athletico Olympic 18 PA, Bumamuru Standard 15 PA
Namibia - Civics 59|54 = 56.5 PA, Ramblers 29 PA, African Stars 40 PA, Life Fighters 24 PA
Tanzania - Simba (TAN) 31 PA, Young Africans 33 PA, Mbao 20 PA, Alliance FC (TAN) 24 PA
Ethiopia - Saint George 45|45 = 45 PA, Dedebit 22 PA, Welwalo Adrigrat Uni 26 PA, Shire 19 PA
Mauritania - FC Nouadhibou 51.5|38 = 44.75 PA, Tevragh Zeina 33 PA, ASAC Concorde 38 PA, Deuz 29 PA
Liberia - BYC 21 PA, Nimba Utd 24 PA, Nimba FC 32.5 PA
Sierra Leone - Kallon 30 PA, Freetown City 26 PA, Easton Rangers 20 PA
Niger - Racing Club (NIG) 18 PA, AS-GNN 20.5 PA, AS Nigelec 20 PA
Madagascar - CNaPS Sport 27.5 PA, Ajesaia 49.5|38 = 43.75 PA, COSFA 28.5 PA, Varatraza 24.5 PA
Lesotho - LCS 47|37 = 42 PA, Likhopo 24 PA, Bantu FC 23 PA
Mauritius - Pamplemousses 45|23.5 = 34.25 PA, ASPL 2000 29 PA, La Cure Sylvester SC 23 PA
Seychelles - Anes Reunion 53|47 = 50 PA, The Lions 21 PA, Red Star (SEY) 30 PA
Guinea-Bissau - Benfica (GNB) 23 PA, Sporting Clube de Bissau 24 PA, UDIB 24 PA
Central African Republic - ASDR 23 PA, US Cattin 27 PA
Swaziland - Royal Leopards 11 PA, Tambuti 29 PA
Zanzibar - Meimbeni 19 PA
Djibouti - AS Port 16 PA, Universite de Djibouti 25 PA
Eritrea - Red Sea 17 PA, Medlow Megbi 23 PA
Somalia - Elman 28 PA, Banaadir SC 22 PA, Horseed 26 PA
Sao Tome & Principe - UDAPB 30 PA, Agrosport 27 PA, Porto de Folha Fede 27.5 PA
South Sudan - Amarat Utd 6 PA, Munuki 25 PA
 
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