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Dede Ayew and Asamoah Gyan make list Of Top 20 Highest Paid African Players

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Dede Ayew and Asamoah Gyan make list Of Top 20 Highest Paid African Players

Two of Ghana’s biggest football stars have made their way onto the list of the top 20 most paid players from the African continent.

Black Stars captain and deputy captain Asamoah Gyan and Andre Dede Ayew finished 20th and 13th on the list respectively.

Gyan now earns $12,000-a-week, way down from $301,000 a week whilst in Dubai.

West Ham United’s Dede Ayew is 13th on the 20 man list with a weekly wage of $107,000.

Ivorian Yaya Toure tops the list, followed by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Gervinho Yao Kouassi.

Full list below…

1. Yaya Toure

Weekly wage: $330,000
Country: Ivory Coast
Club: Manchester City
Position: Central Midfielder

 

2 . Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

Weekly wage: $227,000
Country: Gabon
Club: Borussia Dortmund
Position: Striker

 

3. Gervinho

Weekly wage: $221,000
Country: Ivory Coast
Club: Hebei China Fortune
Position: Striker

 

4. Mohammed Salah

Weekly wages: $160,000
Country: Egypt
Club: Liverpool
Position: Winger

 

5. Wilfried Zaha

Weekly wages: $147,000
Country: Ivory Coast
Club: Crystal Palace
Position: Winger

 

6. Stephane Mbia

Weekly wage: $144,000
Country: Cameroon
Club: Hebei China Fortune
Position: Defensive Midfield

 

7. Demba Ba

Weekly wages: $139,000 / $1.9 million
Country: Senegal
Club: Shanghai Shenhua
Position: Striker

 

8. Riyadh Mahrez

Weekly wages: $134,000
Country: Algeria
Club: Leicester City
Position: Winger

 

9. Obafemi Martins

Weekly wages: $133,000
Country: Nigeria
Club: Shanghai Shenhua
Position: Striker

 

10. Sadio Mane

Weekly wages: $120,000
Country: Senegal
Club: Liverpool
Position: Striker
11. Serge Aurier
Weekly wages: $116,000
Country: Ivory Coast
Club: Tottenham Hotspur
Position: Right-back

 

12. Mehdi Benatia

Weekly wages: $107,000
Country: Morocco
Club: Juventus
Position: Centre-back

 

13. Andre Ayew

Weekly wages: $107,000
Country: Ghana
Club: West Ham United
Position: Striker

 

14. Yannick Bolasie

Weekly wages: $107,000
Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
Club: Everton
Position: Winger

 

15. Victor Moses

Weekly wages: $100,000
Country: Nigeria
Club: Chelsea
Position: Left-back, right-back, winger

 

15. Eric Bailly

Weekly wages: $100,000
Country: Ivory Coast
Club: Manchester United
Position: Centre-back

17. Joel Matip

Weekly wages: $93,000
Country: Cameroon
Club: Liverpool
Position: Centre-back

18. Ahmed Musa

Weekly wages: $80,000
Country: Nigeria
Club: Leicester City
Position: Striker

19. Nabi Kieta
RB Leipzig’s commanding defensive midfielder was snapped-up by Liverpool in the last transfer window, but the African Footballer of the Year nominee won’t actually join the reds until next season.

When the Guinean does make his way to Anfield, he’ll be earning between $133,000 – $266,000 a week. Wow.

20. Asamoah Gyan

Less than 12 months ago, he was raking in $301,000 a week . He would have been second in the list of highest paid African footballers. Now, Gyan has always been a money-chaser, but 2017 was the year that he could no longer justify his gargantuan wages.

A public falling out with his former club Shanghai Shenhua saw him farmed out on loan to Dubai’s Al-Ahli and then sent packing to Turkish mid-table dwellers Kayserispor. He now makes a yearly salary of $669,000, at $12,000-a-week. And this is what Asamoah is calling a tough time, eh?

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