Register Login Scores

African Football

10 Best-Paid African Stars Going Into New Season

With the 2021/22 campaign set to get underway in August, here is a recap of who the 10 highest-paid African footballers in the world are, including a few stars from Liverpool and Manchester City!

Official: African Giants Appoint Ex-Chiefs Coach

The new season is fast approaching, with fans all around the world looking forward to watching their favourite footballers take to the field as they represent their clubs.  

Liverpool supporters will be keeping a close eye on wingers Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, whose exploits for the Reds over the last five years have seen them become widely considered as two of the best African footballers to compete in the Premier League.

Richest African footballers of all time: 

In terms of wages, it is reported that Senegal’s Mane currently earns £150 000 (R3 million) a week, while Egypt’s Salah is paid more handsomely, with the former Roma attacker earning £200 000 (R4 million) weekly.

City winger Riyad Mahrez is said to be on the same wage package as Salah, while Arsenal and Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey reportedly earns slightly more than them.

To find the second highest-paid African footballer in the world, however, you would need to look in China, where Cedric Bakambu of DR Congo is believed to earn a whopping £307 000 (R6.2 million) a week.

Click through the gallery below to see the full list, according to SportingFree!

5 More Players Who Could Leave Real

Big-Name Players Who Returned To Africa

11 Footballers Who Retired This Year


Top 5

Hunt’s U-Turn As Surprise Chippa Exit Looms?

22 Sep 13, 2021 04:09 PM in Siyagobhoza

12 Players Who Still Don't Have Clubs

10 Sep 02, 2021 12:30 PM in International

Messi Unhappy In Paris?

20 Sep 16, 2021 06:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Chiefs To Get Striker Option B Soon…

95 Sep 15, 2021 08:04 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Club Wants To Sign Messi?

1 Sep 17, 2021 02:27 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar/Mbappe Watch

Dr Drip: Doc Khumalo’s PUMA Swag

39 Sep 16, 2021 09:34 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

Defender Leaves Chiefs, Joins New Club

66 Sep 13, 2021 04:40 PM in DSTVPEP

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

21 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Kapinga Latest From Downs…

16 Sep 13, 2021 11:04 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Why Mabasa Is A Finisher And Not A Substitute

22 Sep 13, 2021 12:51 PM in Orlando Pirates