News Article  | English Premier League

Chiefs Legend Mentioned In Debate Over Best African In EPL History

Kaizer Chiefs Legend Mentioned In Debate Over Best African In Premier League History

By Keegan Kruger - Mar 09, 2018 01:05 PM @KeeganKruger

The Premier League has had its fair share of African superstars leaving their mark on the competition, but the debate as to who is the greatest is still ongoing. Here are eight African stars who were named among the best recently, including a Kaizer Chiefs legend.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see seven stars who were named among the best Africans ever to play in the EPL, according to the Daily Mirror.

Earlier this week, former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard claimed that Mohamed Salah is the greatest African footballer to have played in the Premier League, but his opinion did not sit well with many, including writers from the Daily Mirror, who came up with their own suggestions.

Ivory Coast have two representatives among the Mirror's names: Manchester City stalwart Yaya Toure and four-time EPL winner Didier Drogba. Both stars are considered legends of the game, especially at the Premier League clubs they played for.

Former Bafana Bafana and Chiefs captain Lucas Radebe is another player who features, with one of the writers describing his contribution to the English top flight as follows:

"South African man mountain Lucas Valeriu Ntuba Radebe has to go down as one of the best bargains in Premier League history, seeing as he was only really signed by Leeds United to keep Phil Masinga happy in 1994," Mark Jones wrote.

"He was part of a £250 000 deal for the both of them, but his displays over the next 11 years in West Yorkshire were priceless.

"Radebe was a rugged constant in a Leeds team that very nearly touched the sky, and there's a reason why he's still regarded as a hero at Elland Road to this day."

Read: Former Bafana Coach: FIFA Shouldn't Allow Messi To Play!

Other Africans who were mentioned among the best ever to play in the EPL include Michael Essien, Nwankwo Kanu, Jay-Jay Okocha and Tony Yeboah.

Who do you think is the greatest African to ever play in the EPL? Have your say in the comments section below.


24606 views
 
 
 

Related Articles

Comments

5b6297942f2d1
Mtwesi Joined: 17 Aug 2016
No badges available
Mtwesi Mar 11, 2018 10:10 AM
Where is eto?
5b531f9d48837
@azzaniawest Joined: 07 Nov 2017
No badges available
@azzaniawest Mar 10, 2018 02:24 PM
DON'T MENTION ZEBRAS WHEN TALKING ABOUT EPL, CAUSE ZEBRAS DON'T PARTICIPATE IN EPL
5b3a29715c70a
Faysal Joined: 14 Feb 2011
No badges available
Faysal Mar 09, 2018 08:51 PM
Kanu is my best player in 3goats league
5a9887daa87f5
ZZ2 vs Papa charles Joined: 06 Aug 2017
No badges available
ZZ2 vs Papa charles Mar 09, 2018 05:59 PM
Congrats for Rhoo i said years back dat since 1970 he's the quality player hailed frm them unlike 16V who uzd to play street futball
Default
old dog Joined: 24 Feb 2016
No badges available
old dog Mar 09, 2018 04:46 PM
Gerrard didn't think b4 talking. Remember Salah was a Chelsea flop in 2015-2016 season now that he's performed above everyone's expectations doesn't mean he's the best African to ever play in the EPL that's an insult to players who proved beyond reasonable doubt that they're good. Players like drogba,yaya,kanu,adebayor,ocko cha,Bruce grobelaar,even Steven pinaar. I think its way too early to judge Salah now, let him do well for the next 3 or 4 seasons then we can talk

Express Yourself

Your chance to say what you need to.

Create your blog

What You May Have Missed