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The 10 Best-Paid African Stars Right Now

Here is a recap of who the 10 best-paid African footballers are in 2021, with Manchester City's in-form star Riyad Mahrez currently earning significantly less than Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Click through the gallery above to see how much Africa's 10 best-paid players earn every week, according to SportingFree!

Liverpool's Naby Keita is 10th in the ranking, with the Guinea international believed to be taking home £120 000 (R2.4 million) every week, as per SportingFree.

Ivory Coast superstar Wilfried Zaha and his colleague Nicolas Pepe both feature ahead of the Reds midfielder, as does Senegalese winger Sadio Mane, who earns less than half of what Aubameyang does in 2021.

Former Manchester United loanee Odion Ighalo is said to be sixth-highest-paid African footballer in the world right now, with City's Algerian superstar Mahrez coming in at fifth place.

The winger, who scored three times against Paris Saint-Germain in the Citizens' 4-1 aggregate win over the French giants in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, reportedly gets paid £200 000 (R4 million) every week.

Egypt captain Mohamed Salah and Ghana midfielder Thomas Partey rank higher up the order, as does DR Congo striker Cedric Bakambu, who earns a whopping £307 000 (R6.1 million) a week playing in the Chinese Super League.

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The previously-mentioned Aubameyang remains the highest-paid African player in the world at the moment – you can find out what his wages are in the gallery above!

Check out the gallery below to see who the richest African footballers, past and present, of all time are! 

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