NATIONS - Goal’s Top 10 African Players: Salah and Mane lead
Goal has ranked the top 25 African players in Europe ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations, which begins in a few months. We take a look at the best 10 on the list.
1. Mohamed Salah
With a goal against Leeds United, he scored his 100th Premier League goal, and is closing in on Didier Drogba's African record of 104 Premier League goals.
2. Sadio Mane
For the Merseysiders, he recently scored his 100th goal.
3. Edouard Mendy
Mendy, the best African goalkeeper in the world today, is one of several players under Thomas Tuchel who appear to be at the peak of their game, making Chelsea look like legitimate championship contenders.
4. Riyad Mahrez
Despite the fact that he was expected to have a good start to the season, Mahrez has had a quiet few weeks.
5. Achraf Hakimi
Hakimi has adapted very fast at PSG, having been the best right-back in Ligue 1 so far this season and one of the best in his position in the entire game.
6. Joel Matip
His combination with Virgil van Dijk has rapidly (re)established themselves as one of the finest in the league.
7. Said Benrahma
Benrahma has averaged a goal contribution per game so far this season, and has been one of the standout performers in West Ham United's incredible start.
8. Kalidou Koulibaly
Koulibaly, another African player who is back to his form this season, has been a crucial role in Napoli's outstanding start to the season.
9. Amine Gouiri
So far this season, the OGC Nice wonderkid has four goals and two assists in six league appearances, reaffirming his talent in Ligue 1.
10. Yves Bissouma
His dominating performances to begin the season have shown why he is one of Africa's rising stars.