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