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Top African performers in Bundesliga this year

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AceFootball presents the top-performing African players in Bundesliga in the year 2021 ahead of AFCON next year.

Needless to say, Bundesliga has been an entertaining prospect this year alongside the top leagues in Europe. And with plenty of African stars merged into the German footballing system, the game has become pretty intense to watch.

Let’s take a look at the most prolific African players in Bundesliga this year.

6. Ramy Bensebaini 🇩🇿

The Algerian defender has been excellent this year with Borussia Monchengladbach. Even though Gladbach finished the season 2020-21 in the eighth position, Bensebaini’s contribution to the team has been phenomenal. The 26-year-old racked four goals across 25 domestic appearances along with some strong defensive performances. Gladbach’s 4-2 win over Borussia Dortmund during the last campaign was one of his best displays in Bundesliga.

5. Felix Uduokhai 🇩🇪🇳🇬

The Augsburg star was born to a Nigerian father and a German mother and was called up for national duty in late 2020. However, Uduokhai still has not appeared for the Nigerian national team, but definitely has the chance if the Super Eagles wish to call him. The 24-year-old has been a major help for the German side who battled the relegation calamity last season.

4. Edmond Tapsoba 🇧🇫

The Burkina Faso centre-back has continued to progress during this year, who was also a potential target for Arsenal during the summer. In fact, Bayer Leverkusen will have to meet good terms with the 22-year-old if they wish to keep him at the club for long. His top-class performances in the Europa League, as well as Bundesliga, has impressed the likes of elite clubs in Europe.

3. Ridle Baku 🇩🇪🇨🇩

The 23-year-old right-back has been elegant throughout last season as well as the new one for Wolfsburg. Baku also made his Germany debut in 2020 when he represented his national team in a friendly match against the Czech Republic. The versatile player can occupy different positions on the field, is two-footed, and offers incredible pace on the flanks. As a matter of fact, Baku can also play for the Democratic Republic of Congo and was a top target for Arsenal as a replacement for Hector Bellerin.

2. Christopher Nkunku 🇫🇷

Without a doubt, the 23-year-old has proved his presence at RB Leipzig during this year. After departing from Paris Saint-Germain in 2019, the attacker has racked 15 goals in 68 games for the German club until now. The Franco-Congolese star has also been part of the France U-21 team and awaits to perform his duties for the senior team.

1. Silas Katompa Mvumpa 🇨🇩

The Stuttgart striker has been sensational for his side in Bundesliga since joining in 2019 having netted 18 goals in 54 appearances. The 23-year-old is yet to represent his national team, DR Congo. Unfortunately, this sensational talent has been under scrutiny for carrying a false identity. He entered Stuttgart under the name Silas Wamangituka but has received a three months ban from playing football.