African stars continue to do well in English football. Last weekend, Egypt and Senegal forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane scored three goals to help Liverpool go top of the Premier League table. The continent best sons in soccer continue to make us proud in top European Leagues. Today, we want to recognize and celebrate seven all-time African best scorers in Premier League history.
7. Sadio Mane- 50 Goals
Sadio Mane is the newest member of this exclusive 50-EPL-goal club. The Senegalese netted 2 goals in a 4-1 win against Cardiff City on Saturday. This takes his Liverpool tally to 29 goals in 65 Premier League matches. He also netted 21 times in 67 matches for Southampton. Mohamed Salah will join the club soon because so far he has scored 39 goals in 59 appearances in the League for the Reds and Chelsea.
6. Efan Ekoku- 53 Goals
— Football Memories (@footballmemorys) August 11, 2014
Efan Ekoku might not be popular with many African football fans but he netted 53 goals for Bournemouth, Norwich City, Wimbledon, Grasshopper, Sheffield Wednesday and Dublin City. He was born in Manchester, England but he decided to play for Nigeria national team. He made 20 appearances for the Super Eagles scoring 6 times.
5. Nwankwo Kanu- 54 Goals
— FootyThrowbacks (@FootyThrowbacks) October 12, 2016
Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu is fifth on the list with 54 goals he netted in Premier League alone. This includes goals he scored for West Brom and Portsmouth. The former Nigerian International won two League trophies with the Gunners as well as 3 FA Cups. He also won UEFA Champions League with Dutch side Ajax in 1995, 3 Eredivisie crowns and UEFA Cup with Inter Milan in 1997/98 season.
4. Yaya Toure- 59 Goals
Ivory Coast legend Yaya Toure joined Greek side Olympiacos after Manchester City released him at the end of last season. He played 230 matches for them in Premier League since he joined from Barcelona in 2010. In that period, he netted 59 goals to help his club lift 3 League titles.
— Good old football (@footballsmemory) March 5, 2016
Unlike Drogba, he also helped his country lift Africa Cup of Nations in 2015. Let us not forget he won La Liga, Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League at Camp Nou.