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Kanu,Weah, Eto’o, Drogba In Okocha Left Out Of Top 10 Africa’s Greatest Footballers Of All-Time

Nigerian Legend Jay Jay Okocha was left out of Africa’s greatest footballers of all-time in the latest list titled The Best African Footballers of All Time by UK outlet SunSports.

Topping the list is legendary footballer and current Liberian President George Weah.

Weah scored 212 goals for club and country won the prestigious Ballon d’Or in 2005 beating German legend Jurgen Klinsmann and Finnish star Jari Litmanen.

The former Lone Stars’ captain also claimed the prestigious AFCON titles 1989, 1994 and 1995.

Second in the list is Samuel Eto’o who has won several titles with Barcelona and Inter Milan during his playing days.

The former Real Mallorca striker also won two AFCON tournaments – and was part of the team that won the Olympic gold medal in football in the year 2000.

Eto’o won Africa Player of the Year for a record four times winning it in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2010.

He is also AFCON’s all-time highest goalscorer with 18 goals beating Laurent Pokou (14) and Rashidi Yekini (13).

Kanu Nwankwo is the only Nigerian named in the list, having won the Eredivisie with Ajax three times, one Champions League, one UEFA Super Cup and one International Cup – with the Dutch club.

Kanu’s reign at Arsenal also saw him win two Premier League titles as he was part of the ‘Invincibles’ squad.

He won three FA Cups, one FA Charity Shield – and then another FA Cup title during his stint at Portsmouth.

Kanu was named Africa Footballer of the Year twice – in 1996 and 1999.

Below is the complete list of top 10 Africa’s greatest footballers of all-time according to SunSport.

10. Sadio Mane – Senegal

9. Michael Essien – Ghana

8. Mohamed Salah – Egypt

7. Nwankwo Kanu – Nigeria

6. Roger Milla – Cameroon

5. Yaya Toure – Ivory Coast

4. Abedi Pele – Ghana

3. Didier Drogba – Ivory Coast

2. Samuel Eto’o – Cameroon

1. George Weah – Liberia

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