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The best African footballers in the 2022-2023 Premier League season

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Unlike in European nations where football is popular and dominated by European players, football in the African continent is dormant but quickly catching up. Over the years, it has produced some iconic players who have gone ahead to play internationally for notable teams, and have left significant records.

Read through to find out details of the African professional footballers making a name for themselves in this Premier League season and while at it, check the bet365 bonus code to unlock amazing sports betting packages.

Moh Salah

Salah is undisputedly one of the best and most active African players in the Premier League. The Egyptian plays for Liverpool in the forward position and has an impressive record of 121 goals, 195 appearances, and forty-seven assists.  He has won a series of notable awards for his outstanding performance. They include the golden boot, thrice, the player of the season in the 2017/2018 season, the Premier League championship in the 2019/2020 season, and the player of the month award numerous times.

Kalidou Koulibaly

The 31-year-old is well known for his time in the Serie A club, Napoli, where he made thirty-seven appearances and helped it stay afloat. Now signed at Chelsea, the Senegalese who plays the center-back position has made three appearances in this premier league season and played for 249 minutes. He has started on the right foot, having helped Chelsea draw against their rival, Tottenham Hotspur, in a match that ended in 2-2 on August 14.

Sadio Mane

Mane graces the list as one of the best African footballers of all time and has a great track record, especially for his time at Liverpool. He made 263 appearances, scored 111 goals, and 38 assists. Numerous awards and honors such as the golden boot, Premier League Champion, and player of the month awards are also tagged to his name.

The 30-year-old was a significant figure at the 2022 AFCON and helped Senegal win the Cup against Egypt, which was a historic moment for the country. Through his efforts, Senegal also gets to participate in the 2022 world cup in Qatar.

Now playing forward for the Bundesliga club, Bayern Munich, fans can expect better performance for the club from the Senegalese national.

Riyad Mahrez

The 31-year-old is an Algerian national currently playing for Manchester City as a winger. He has scored seventy-seven goals, and made 234 appearances, helping the club to a Premier League triumph in 2015. He has won four premier league champion titles consecutively, only missing out in the 2016/2017 season.

Franck Kessie

Kessie is an Ivorian footballer, playing as a mid-fielder for Barcelona. Although he has no wins this season, he has a record of forty-eight goals in forty-three matches, strengthening his good record.

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