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Benni Among Top 10 African Goal-Scorers In EPL

Bafana Bafana legend, Benni McCarthy was listed among the Top 10 African goal-scorers in Premier League history.

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The retired 37-year-old, who finished second top scorer in the Premier League during his first season at Blackburn Rovers in 2006/07, has made the Top 10 list as revealed by Opta.

McCarthy scored 37 goals Premier League goals in 109 games for the Rovers between 2006 and 2010.

He ended his debut season with 18 goals and followed this up with eight, 10 and one goal respectively before leaving the Rovers to join West Ham in 2010.

At the Hammers, he failed to add a further English top-flight goal before returning to South Africa and joining Orlando Pirates.

Bafana’s all-time record-scorer is, of course, the only South African to make the list, which is topped by Didier Drogba (Cote d'Ivoire - 103 goals), Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo - 96 goals) and Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Nigeria - 95 goals).

Nwankwa Kanu (54), Efan Ekoku (52), Yaya Toure (48), Shola Ameobi (43), Frederic Kanoute (43) and Demba Ba (43) complete the top 10.

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