Gallery: Africa's hottest sportsmen
Ladies, we all know the real reason you choose to watch sports with your men. It’s not for the tries scored or bicycled-kicked goals but rather the close-up of your favourite athlete showing off his buff body.

This weekend, there’s no need to sit through a marathon of games just to get a glimpse of your favourite sexy athlete sweating it out on the field because TRACE Sports Stars has done the work for you.

Leave the men to watch their sports without your side-line sighs and tune in to for the countdown of the Top 20 Sexiest Sports Guys, Friday at 21:00 on TRACE Sports Stars.

While you wait with baited breath for the show, we've decided to treat you to a gallery of who we think are the Top 5 sexiest African sports guys steaming up our TV screens.

Didier Drogba

The Ivorian-born soccer star is notably known for his successful football career while he was a part of the Chelsea squad. He’s now playing for the Turkish club Galatasaray. Besides his good looks and impressive ball skills, Didier gives back to his home country. The Didier Drogba Foundation, has built a hospital in the Ivory Coast and helps fight malaria.

Ngoli Okafor

Born to Nigerian parents, he made his name as a model and has featured in Vogue and Men’s Health magazines. At 31-years-old he decided to take up boxing and won the heavyweight Golden Gloves boxing championship twice within three years.

Eben Etzebeth

Ladies are flocking to watch the best thing dressed in the Springbok green and gold, Eben Etzebeth. The 21-year-old player is already making waves in rugby with his grand stature. He might be the reason for an increase in female viewership.  

Kevin Prince Boateng

The soccer star was born in Germany to a German mother and Ghanaian father. Instead of representing his birth country, Kevin Prince plays for the Ghana national team and represented the West African country in the 2010 FIFA World Cup hosted in South Africa. He might be engaged to model Melissa Satta but it doesn’t hurt to admire him from afar.  

Christian Eyenga

The NBA basketball player was born in Kinshasa, DRC. The 24 year-old started playing basketball professionally in 2006 for the Congolese team Onatra Kinshasa. Since then, he has played in the NBA for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers. He is now contracted to play for Shanxi Zhongyu in China.

Who will feature in the Top 20 Sexiest Sports Guys? Tune in to TRACE Sports Stars for the countdown of the sexiest men in sports on Friday at 21:00.