The Premier League is always the ideal tournament for stars from the black continent. The players have good physical strength to play in the harsh environment of the foggy country. Here are the best African players in the Premier League.
1. Kolo Toure (Ivory Coast)
As a footballer from Ivory Coast. He plays as a defender for Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Celtic and the Ivory Coast national team. He is currently a technical assistant at Celtic as well as a member of the training committee for Ivory Coast.
Starting his career at ASEC Mimosas, Touré moved to Arsenal in 2002. made 326 appearances for the club. The striker was a member of the unbeaten side of the 2003–2004 season. In 2009, he moved to Manchester City, where he competed with his brother Yaya Toure. This also helped the club win the first championship in 44 years.
In 2013, Touré moved to Liverpool. He is now one of eight players to have won the Premier League with two clubs, having won with Manchester City and Arsenal. He also won the Scottish championship with Celtic.
Touré is the second most restricted player for Ivory Coast, with 120 appearances from 2000 to 2015. He has represented the team at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup tournaments.
Touré also represented Ivory Coast at seven African Cup of Nations tournaments between 2002 and 2015, helping them finish runner-up in 2006 and 2012, with the Ivory Coast team winning the 2015 Can-championship. African countries football.
2. Jay-Jay Okocha (Nigeria)
During his years in the foggy country, he played in the English Premier League in the colors of the Bolton Wanderes club. He helped the southern team of England become: “the roadblocks” most uncomfortable with the big boys in the Premier League, Okocha was dubbed: “African football witch”. He was compared to Ronaldinho of South America.
A professional footballer who used to be an Albanian Nigerian midfielder who used to play as an attacking midfielder. A brilliant and skilful player, considered the best Nigerian player of his generation.
Being one of the best African players of all time, Okocha is known for his confidence with the ball. He was good at technique, creativity and dribbling skills. The striker also has the possession of deadly passes, especially the magic ball reverses.
He is a Nigerian Turkish citizen, having acquired Turkish citizenship as “Muhammet Yavuz” while playing for the Süper Lig Fenerbahçe.