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Best of Africa 100: Introducing Africa’s greatest Premier League players

13:39 SAST 2019/10/07
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Who makes the cut for the BoA 100, celebrating the greatest African players to feature in the Premier League?

  • Stephane Sessegnon,Sunderland

    Best of Africa 100

    At the Best of Africa Awards ceremony in London on Sunday, the BoA 100 was unveiled, celebrating the top hundred African players to have featured in the Premier League.

    The list is a who’s who of the continental greats to have graced the English game, including both those whose legends were built in the Premier League, and those who spent time on British soil but whose reputations were truly forged overseas.

    Over the course of the week, Goal will reveal the BoA 100, including the first ten names below.

    Who would make your Best of Africa 100? Send over your suggestions using the hashtags #BoAAwards #BestofAfrica and #BoA.


  • Mohamed Diame, Newcastle United

    Mohamed Diame

    Senegalese midfielder who represented West Ham United and Newcastle United.
  • Emmanuel Emenike Fenerbahce

    Emmanuel Emenike

    Africa Cup of Nations winner, who had a brief spell in the English game with West Ham United.
  • Abdoulaye Faye

    Abdoulaye Faye

    Towering Senegal defender who spent nine years in the English game with Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle, Stoke City, Hull City and West Ham.
  • Kei Kamara Vancouver Whitecaps MLS

    Kei Kamara

    Evergreen Sierra Leone forward who spent time in England with Norwich City and Middlesbrough before going on to star in Major League Soccer.
  • Rennes midfielder Jean Makoun

    Jean Makoun

    Cameroon international who was a Greek champion with Olympiacos, having spent time with Aston Villa after making his name with Olympique Lyonnais and LOSC Lille.
  • Shabani Nonda

    Shabani Nonda

    Powerful Congolese striker who enjoyed one campaign with Blackburn Rovers amidst spells with AS Roma, Galatasaray and AS Monaco.
  • Christopher Wreh, Arsenal

    Christopher Wreh

    Liberia international striker, and a double winner with Arsenal in 1997-98. Wreh is currently assistant coach of the Lone Stars national team.
  • Junior Agogo

    Junior Agogo

    Former Ghana and Nottingham Forest striker who passed away, tragically, earlier this year, Agogo starred for the Black Stars at the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations.
  • Kagisho Dikgacoi of Cardiff City

    Kagisho Dikgacoi

    South Africa international midfielder, formerly with Fulham, Crystal Palace and Cardiff City, who represented his country at two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and the 2010 World Cup on home soil.
  • Stephane Sessegnon

    Stephane Sessegnon

    Playmaker who moved to England after time with Paris Saint-Germain, featuring in the top flight for Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion. He rolled back the years to represent Benin at the Afcon earlier this year.