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10 African Stars Who Will Retire This Decade

With footballers generally retiring around the age of 35, here are 10 African players who will likely hang up their boots over the course of the next 10 years, including two legendary Bafana Bafana stars.

Click through the gallery above to see 10 African players who are likely to retire this decade.

The start of the year also marked the beginning of a new decade, in which fans will see many of the sport's great servants retire. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both fall into this category, as do many top African players across the globe.

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31, is likely to hang up his boots before the end of the decade, and perhaps Liverpool's dynamic attacking duo of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane will too.

While both forwards are still just 28 years old and have plenty left in the tank, it is difficult to imagine the Egypt and Senegal superstars continuing for another 10 years, especially considering the pace at which they operate.

Premier Soccer League icons such as Itumeleng Khune, 33, and Siphiwe Tshabalala, 35, are also likely to call it a day on their respective careers in this decade, as well as Uganda and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango.

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While he has not played much football of late, Ivory Coast legend Yaya Toure is still not officially retired at 37 years old, although retirement is probably around the corner for the former Manchester City superstar. To see more African players who are likely to hang their boots up in this decade, click through the gallery above!

Which players are you not looking forward to seeing retire in the next 10 years? Let us know in the comments section below.

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