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Big-Name Players Who Returned To Africa

With Keagan Dolly unveiled by Kaizer Chiefs on Tuesday, here are 11 other footballers who returned to their original domestic leagues in Africa, including a Nigerian icon who completed a stunning return home earlier this year.

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The ex-Mamelodi Sundowns winger has completed a move to Chiefs following a four-year spell at Montpellier in France, during which he made 64 appearances across all competitions.

Dolly has now joined a long list of high-profile footballers who returned to their domestic leagues in Africa, with Nigeria international Ahmed Musa doing the same in April this year.

Below are footballers who retired this year: 

After 11 years in Europe and the Middle East, the 28-year-old signed a shock short-term deal with Kano Pillars in the Nigeria Professional Football League, although he has since taken his career back to Europe.

Former Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan returned home in 2020 when he joined Legon Cities after a 17-year spell outside of the African continent.

The 35-year-old, who was reportedly once the highest-paid African footballer in the world, enjoyed his deadliest form at Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates, scoring 112 goals and assisting a further 20 strikes in 106 matches.

A few more high-profile players, including Sotuh Africans Shaun Bartlett and Bernard Parker, also returned home after years in Europe – click through the gallery below to see more African stars who did similar!

11 Footballers Who Retired This Year

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