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Highest Paid African Footballers

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Highest Paid African Footballers

Who are the highest paid African Footballers in 2020?

Africa has some of the best players in the top leagues in the world who are among the highest paid football players in the world. Though not as compared to Higher earners in the world such as Messi, Ronaldo, Ney Mar among others.

Players in the Chinese SuperLeague are generally paid well. Your guess is as good as mine if you think the highest paid African footballer will come from this league. However, dominating the list are players from EPL.

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Top 10 Highest Paid African Footballers

 10. Islam Slimani – £80,000

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Islam Slimani is an Algerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Ligue 1 club Monaco, on loan from Leicester City. He is among the highest-paid footballers from Africa

9.Naby Keita – £120,000

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Naby Laye Keïta is a Guinean professional Association football who plays as a central midfielder for Premier League club Liverpool 

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Naby Keita signed a 5 year / £31,200,000 contract with Liverpool F.C., including an annual average salary of £6,240,000. In 2019, Keita earned a base salary of £6,240,000, while carrying a cap hit of £6,240,000.

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8.Wilfried Zaha – £130,000

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Dazet Wilfried Armel Zaha is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Crystal Palace and the Ivory Coast national team.

Wilfried Zaha signed a 5 year / £33,800,000 contract with the Crystal Palace, including an annual average salary of £6,760,000. In 2019, Zaha earned a base salary of £6,760,000, while carrying a cap hit of £6,760,000.

7.John Obi Mikel – £130,000

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John Obi Mikel is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder.

It was announced on 17 March 2020, that Mikel had left Trabzonspor by mutual consent, days after expressing his concerns about the Turkish Super Lig continuing amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

Highest Paid African Footballers No. 6

Sadio Mane – £150,000

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Sadio Mané  is a Senegalese professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Liverpool

5.Pierre Emrick Aubameyang – £198,000

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 Aubameyang signed for Premier League club, Arsenal, for a then-club-record fee, reported to be £56 million from Bundesliga  side Borussia Dortmund

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Riyad Mahrez – £200,000

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Riyad Karim Mahrez is a professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Manchester City and captains the Algerian national team.

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Riyad Mahrez signed a 5 year / £31,200,000 contract with the Manchester City F.C., including an annual average salary of £6,240,000. In 2019, Mahrez earned a base salary of £6,240,000, while carrying a cap hit of £6,240,000.

3.Mohamed Salah – £200,000

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Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club, Liverpool.

2.Odion Ighalo – £300,000

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Odion Jude Ighalo is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a striker for English Premier League club Manchester United, on loan from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua of the Chinese Super League.

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Cedric Bukambu – £307,000

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Cédric Bakambu is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for the Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan and the DR Congo national team.

All Figures for writing this article was sourced from Ghanaweb

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