Check Out The List Of Top 20 Highest Paid African Players

Two Ghanaian stars have made their way onto the list of the top 20 most paid players from the African continent.

Stars captain and deputy captain Asamoah Gyan and Andre Dede Ayew finished 20th and 13th on the list respectively.

Asamoah Gyan was near the top of the list just a year ago but his move from the UAE to Turkey seriously impacted his wages.

Gyan now earns $12,000-a-week, way down from $301,000 a week whilst in Dubai.

West Ham United’s Dede Ayew is 13th on the 20 man list with a weekly wage of $107,000.

Ivorian Yaya Toure tops the list, followed by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Gervinho Yao Kouassi.

Full list below…

1. Yaya Toure
Weekly wage: $330,000
Country: Ivory Coast
Club: Manchester City
Position: Central Midfielder

2 . Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

Weekly wage: $227,000
Country: Gabon
Club: Borussia Dortmund
Position: Striker

3. Gervinho
Weekly wage: $221,000
Country: Ivory Coast
Club: Hebei China Fortune
Position: Striker

4. Mohammed Salah
Weekly wages: $160,000
Country: Egypt
Club: Liverpool
Position: Winger

5. Wilfried Zaha
Weekly wages: $147,000
Country: Ivory Coast
Club: Crystal Palace
Position: Winger

6. Stephane Mbia
Weekly wage: $144,000
Country: Cameroon
Club: Hebei China Fortune
Position: Defensive Midfield

7. Demba Ba
Weekly wages: $139,000 / $1.9 million
Country: Senegal
Club: Shanghai Shenhua
Position: Striker

8. Riyadh Mahrez
Weekly wages: $134,000
Country: Algeria
Club: Leicester City
Position: Winger

9. Obafemi Martins

Weekly wages: $133,000
Country: Nigeria
Club: Shanghai Shenhua
Position: Striker

10. Sadio Mane
Weekly wages: $120,000
Country: Senegal
Club: Liverpool
Position: Striker

11. Serge Aurier
Weekly wages: $116,000
Country: Ivory Coast
Club: Tottenham Hotspur
Position: Right-back

12. Mehdi Benatia

Weekly wages: $107,000
Country: Morocco
Club: Juventus
Position: Centre-back

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13. Andre Ayew
Weekly wages: $107,000
Country: Ghana
Club: West Ham United
Position: Striker

14. Yannick Bolasie
Weekly wages: $107,000
Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
Club: Everton
Position: Winger

15. Victor Moses
Weekly wages: $100,000
Country: Nigeria
Club: Chelsea
Position: Left-back, right-back, winger

15. Eric Bailly
Weekly wages: $100,000
Country: Ivory Coast
Club: Manchester United
Position: Centre-back

17. Joel Matip
Weekly wages: $93,000
Country: Cameroon
Club: Liverpool
Position: Centre-back

18. Ahmed Musa
Weekly wages: $80,000
Country: Nigeria
Club: Leicester City
Position: Striker

19. Nabi Kieta
RB Leipzig’s commanding defensive midfielder was snapped-up by Liverpool in the last transfer window, but the African Footballer of the Year nominee won’t actually join the reds until next season.

When the Guinean does make his way to Anfield, he’ll be earning between $133,000 – $266,000 a week. Wow.

20. Asamoah Gyan
Less than 12 months ago, he was raking in $301,000 a week – more than R4 million. He would have been second in the list of highest paid African footballers. Now, Gyan has always been a money-chaser, but 2017 was the year that he could no longer justify his gargantuan wages.

A public falling out with his former club Shanghai Shenhua saw him farmed out on loan to Dubai’s Al-Ahli and then sent packing to Turkish mid-table dwellers Kayserispor. He now makes a yearly salary of $669,000, at $12,000-a-week. And this is what Asamoah is calling a tough time, eh?

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