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Premier League legends rank the top 10 African footballers of all time

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Alan Shearer and Micah Richards have ranked the 10 greatest African footballers of all time in Premier League era.

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Didier Drogba and Mohamed Salah are the two greatest African footballers to play in the Premier League.

Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer has given Chelsea legend Drogba the nod as his No.1 pick, with Salah second. The Liverpool man, however, swaps places with Drogba on ex-Manchester City defender Micah Richards’ list.

The former Premier League winners gave their rankings during the latest episode of the BBC show Match of the Day: Top 10.

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Alan Shearer’s top 10 African Premier League players

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1.Didier Drogba🇨🇮Chelsea
2.Mohamed Salah🇪🇬Chelsea, Liverpool
3.Sadio Mane🇸🇳Southampton, Liverpool
4.Yaya Toure🇨🇮Man City
5.Riyad Mahrez🇩🇿Leicester, Man City
6.Michael Essien🇬🇭Chelsea
7.Nwankwo Kanu🇳🇬Arsenal, West Brom, Portsmouth
8.Emmanuel Adebayor🇹🇬Arsenal, Man City, Tottenham, Crystal Palace
9.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang🇬🇦Arsenal
10.Jay-Jay Okocha🇳🇬Bolton

Micah Richards’ top 10 African Premier League players

#PlayerClub/s
1.Mohamed Salah🇪🇬Chelsea, Liverpool
2.Didier Drogba🇨🇮Chelsea
3.Yaya Toure🇨🇮Man City
4.Sadio Mane🇸🇳Southampton, Liverpool
5.Riyad Mahrez🇩🇿Leicester, Man City
6.Michael Essien🇬🇭Chelsea
7.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang🇬🇦Arsenal
8.Jay-Jay Okocha🇳🇬Bolton
9.Emmanuel Adebayor🇹🇬Arsenal, Man City, Tottenham, Crystal Palace
10.Nwankwo Kanu🇳🇬Arsenal, West Brom, Portsmouth