There is no denying that football is the most beloved sport in Africa. With millions of supporters around the continent supporting their clubs from various leagues and their respective countries, it has nurtured some great players over the years.
Legends like Didier Drogba, Michael Essien have represented the continent well in the world of football and their contribution cannot be overlooked. Today?s generation of African footballers are taking it to the next level with their skill and their salaries reflect how good they are. So, which players end up smiling to the bank at the end of every week?
10. Victor Moses
The Nigerian international winger hasn?t had the smoothest run in his senior career with several loan transfers. That, however, doesn?t stop him from earning ?50,000 per week. He is currently on loan with Fenerbahce Football Club.
9. Ahmen Musa
We all remember him from his brilliant performance at the 2018 World Cup. The Nigerian player currently plays for Al-Nassr and earns ?60,000 per week. Given his recent performances, big European teams might be interested in signing him.
8. Kolechi Promise Iheanacho
Another Nigerian on the list. The Leicester City forward earns ?115,000 per week, which may not seem as much. At the age of 22, however, he is doing quite well for himself. With his career full of promise, it is only a matter of time before he tops the list.
7. John Obi Mikel
Currently playing for the Chinese Football Club Tianjin TEDA FC, the Nigerian star earns ?140,000 per week. At age 31, he is considered one of Nigeria?s best players making international appearances as recent as the 2018 World Cup.
6. Samuel Eto’o
Believe it or not, Eto?o still plays football. At 38 years old, the Cameroon Center Forward plays for Qatar SC and earns an annual salary of ?7,500,000 (?148,000 per week). It is worth mentioning he was ranked higher during his play time in Barcelona, Inter Milan and Chelsea.
5. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
2015 African Footballer of the Year Winner, Aubameyang is believed to earn himself ?180000 per week from Arsenal Football Club after his transfer from Borussia Dortmund. The Gabon international striker has been a key player in the European Football market so it makes sense for Arsenal to keep his wallet happy at all times. ?
4. Odion Ighalo
The 29-year-old Nigerian striker is believed to earn an annual salary of ?10 million (?190000) per week. He is currently signed to Changchun Yatai, a Chinese football club.
3. Mohamed Salah
According to Express, the Egyptian and Liverpool forward is believed to earn a base salary of ?200,000 per week plus bonuses and extra incentives based on individual and team performances. It?s a win-win situation for him because whether the team does well or not, he will still be earn some good cash.
2. Riyad Mahrez
Algerian International Star and Manchester City Player Riyad Mahrez is reported to earn ?200,000. The 2017 African Player of the Year was among the players who inspired the fairy tale win of the Premier League in the 2015/2016 season.
1. Asamoah Gyan
The all-time goal scorer for Ghana earns a whopping ?300,000 every week. He earned himself this attractive sum of money after joining a two-year deal with Shanghai in 2015.
What can we conclude from this? Nigerians know how to play good football. We should learn a thing or two from them. Don’t you think?