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Top 10 Highest Paid African Footballers 2022

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Football is by far the most popular sport globally. Like other continents, Africa hasn't been left behind in producing some of Football best players. Apart from representing their countries these players, have joined various top clubs where they earn handsomely.

Without further ado here are the highest paid African footballers in 2022.

1.Sadio Mane - £250,000

Sadio Mane is undoubtedly one of Africa's best players at the moment. 

He recently joined Bayern Munich from Liverpool for a fee of £35m. Mane scored 120 goals in 269 appearances for the Reds. He will be tied to a 3-year-contract at Allianz Arena. 

German tabloid newspaper, Bild, claims Mane will earn £17million-a-year, making him one of the highest paid players in the Bundesliga.

Mane previously played for Southampton and Red bull Salzburg.

2.Thomas Partey - £230,000

The Ghanaian Joined Arsenal from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2020, signing a four year deal with an option to extend the contract. 

His weekly salary is above £200,000 which also constitutes of bonuses.

3.Mohamed Salah - £220,000

The Liverpool and Egypt forward has been one of best players worldwide in recent times. 

Following a stellar first season with Liverpool where he scored 43 goals for the reds, he extended his contract where he would earn £200,000 a week.

4.Riyad Mahrez - £200,000

The Algerian joined Manchester city last year in the summer from Leicester city signing a 5 year deal. The midfielder has been one of the continents best players for a while now.

5.Achraf Hakimi - £160,000

The Moroccan joined PSG from Inter, after a stellar season with the Italian giants.  The Parisians payed the Nerazzurri an initial fee of $71 million, with a further $9 million in add-ons based on benchmarks which are expected to be easily achieved, and then a further $4 million of add-ons.

He has a weekly wage of £160,000, making him one of the highest paid defenders in the world today.

6.Kalidou Koulibaly - £150,000

Koulibaly current contract with Serie A giants, Napoli, expires in the summer of 2023.

The Senegalese joined the Italian side in 2014 from Genk.

The centre-back has been instrumental for Napoli since his arrival and at some point being recognised as one of the best defenders on the planet.

7.Nicolas Pepe - £140,000

The 24 year old is Arsenals 4th highest best paid player, behind Ozil, Pierre Emrick Aubameyang and level with Alexandre Lacazette.

8.Wilfried Zaha - £130,000

The Crystal palace forward was born in Ivory coast but grew up in England. He has been representing Ivory coast since 2017 after switching allegiances.

Zaha has been an important player for Crystal palace since returning to the club from Man united and recently signed a new long term contract.

9.Naby Keita - £120,000

After a stellar first season with RB Leipzig Naby Keita Signed a pre-contract with Liverpool in 2017 which see him join the Reds at the end of 2017/2018 season.

10.Joel Matip - £100,000

The Cameroonian arrived at Anfield in the summer of 2016 on a free from FC Schalke 04.

The 30-year-old extended his stay with the Reds for five years in 2016.


Best Paid African Footballers


Player Name



Sadio Mane



Thomas Partey



Mohamed Salah



Riyad Mahrez



Achraf Hakimi



Kalidou Koulibaly



Nicolas Pepe



Wilfried Zaha



Naby Keita



Joel Matip


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