EPL: Yakubu Ayegbeni names greatest African player to play in Premier League

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: Yakubu Ayegbeni greatest African player to play in League

Former Everton striker, Yakubu Ayegbeni, has identified legend, Didier Drogba, as the greatest African player to play in the English League, EPL.

Ayegbeni believes Drogba played at a higher level than Liverpool ace, Mohamed Salah, who has enjoyed an impressive start to the season, scoring 15 goals in 12 appearances for the Reds.

Salah recently overtook Drogba as the highest-scoring African player in League history.

The Egyptian surpassed the former Ivory Coast captain after scoring a hat-trick in Liverpool’s 5-0 victory against Manchester United last weekend.

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Salah now has 107 goals in 167 League games, while Drogba netted 104 goals during his time at Chelsea.

“You cannot say Salah is the greatest African to play in the League. Drogba was something special because he was scoring for fun,” Ayegbeni told Goal.

“However, you have to give Salah for breaking the big legend’s , which makes him one of the greatest Africans in the English top-flight, but for now, he is certainly not the greatest.”

Ayegbeni : “All the same, we have to applaud the Egyptian for his fine because it is not easy to play the way he is doing that right now – which is incredible.”

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Meanwhile, Salah’s teammate, Mane, has 100 League goals, former Arsenal and Manchester City star, Emmanuel Adebayor, has 97 goals and Yakubu has 95 goals.


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