The African continent is one source of top football talents in the whole world. There are a lot of African rising stars both locally and abroad as well as the big names as far as football is concerned.
Some of African footballing greats like, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o, Yaya Toure, Nwanko Kanu and many others laid a foundation for Africans to thrive in Europe.
Most Africans don’t receive much on their payroll but their passion and ambitions are one to note. Below are some of the richest footballers in Africa.
1. Samuel Eto’o
The retired cameroonian was one of the best strikers in the world in his prime. He won the European trebles back to back with Barcelona and Inter Milan consecutively. Eto’o is the richest footballer in Africa.
2. Didier Drogba
Ivory Coast all time top scorer and Chelsea legend, Drogba was one of Mourinho’s favorite striker. He won the Champions League and several Premier League titles with Chelsea as well as AFCON with Ivory Coast.
3. Mohammed Salah.
Dubbed as the Egyptian Messi, Salah is the only current footballer in the list. The Liverpool Star has won already the Champions League and Premier League titles to his name and is linked with moves to either Barcelona or Real Madrid.
4. Yaya Toure.
The greatest midfielder in Africa as said by many, Toure was a phenomenal player. He won the Premier League titles with Manchester City and is among the richest.
5. Obi John Mikel.
Currently playing for Championship side Stoke City, Mikel was a key man in Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea squad. He ranks among the top 5
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