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14 Best Africans To Play In French League

Bafana Bafana's Keagan Dolly has been announced as a Montpellier player in France, where many of the world's best Africans have plied their trade. Here are the 14 top African stars who played in France!

Click through the gallery to see 14 great African footballers who played/play in France!

Montpellier officially announced the signing of Dolly, but while South Africans such as Kermit Erasmus and Anele Ngcongca have played in Ligue 1 before him, there are other Africans he could take inspiration from.

Chelsea legend Didier Drogba played for Marseille, and the same club also once had Abedi Pele and Andre Ayew in their ranks.

Riyad Mahrez also played in France, albeit in Ligue 2, while Monaco has had Yaya Toure, Emmanuel Adebayor, George Weah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang don their shirt.

Nigerian legend Jay-Jay Okocha also once played in Ligue 1, as did former Arsenal and FC Barcelona midfielder Alex Song, while Vincent Enyeama currently represents Lille.

Michael Essien joined Chelsea in 2005 from Lyon, while PSG's current right back is Ivory Coast international Serge Aurier.

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Lastly, mention has to be made to one Africa's best ever defenders in Rigobert Song, who played 125 matches in France's top division. 

Do you think Dolly can have a similar impact to these Africans? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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