African players all over the world are making a name for themselves in the Football scene with excellent shows of talent and skill at the Champion’s League; here’s our list of African players representing the motherland:-
African players making a name for themselves at the Champion’s League
1. Mohamed Salah – England
Mohamed Salah is Egypt’s Forward and two-time African Footballer of The Year making waves in the football scene. The Egyptian footballer recently had success at the English League playing for his team, Liverpool, where he converted the fifth spot kick triumphing over Chelsea’s goal keeper and securing his goal over the crossbar.
The star player recently faced defeat at the Africa cup of nations but can still prove himself in a month when he goes head to head against Senegal in a play-off to decide which country goes to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
2. Jeffrey Schlupp – Crystal Palace
The Ghanaian Midfielder scored for crystal Palace in their 1-1 draw against Burnely.
Jeffrey Schlupp is a Ghanaian professional footballer who plays as a left back or winger for Premier League club Crystal Palace and the Ghana national team.
Schlupp started his career as a striker.
3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Barcelona
Gabonese-forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his fifth goal in the last three games for Barcelona leading to a 4-0 win against Athletic Bilbao. In an amazing shot Aubameyang led the first half after Gerard Pique’s header came back off the crossbar.
4. Hamed Traore (Sassuolo)
Ivorian player Sassuolo led an amazing win against Inter Milan last week gaining a 2-1 advantage over Fiorentina. Traore opened the scoring in the 19th minute at the Mapei Stadium to take his league tally to three for the season.
Hamed Traorè is an Ivorian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Sassuolo and the Ivory Coast national team.
5. David Okereke – Venezia
The Nigerian player impressed many in his first season and in Venezia where he is on loan from club Brugge and scored his sixth league goal putting his team in the lead.
David Chidozie Okereke is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Venezia, on loan from Club Brugge.
6. Taiwo Awoniyi – Union Berlin
Taiwo Micheal Awoniyi (born 12 August 1997) is a Nigerian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Bundesliga club Union Berlin and the Nigeria national team.
The Nigeria striker ended his goal drought for Union Berlin when he fired home a cross in a 3-1 win over Mainz to score his first goal for his club since early December.
7. Ibrahima Kone – Lorient
Mali forward Kone came on as a substitute before grabbing his team a crucial 1-0 win at Brest in their fight to avoid relegation.
Ibrahima Koné (born 16 June 1999) is a Malian professional footballer who plays as a forward for French club Lorient and the Mali national team.
He also scored three goals at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations.