Based solely on their annual salaries, these are the highest-paid African soccer players. However, when we are to put other things in place the list would definitely be different. Let’s take into consideration that a player like Drogba garners a lot of income through endorsement deals when compared to the likes of Eto or Yaya. In terms of net worth, I’m pretty sure Samuel E’to’o would be first on this list. The guy is a hard bargainer, does not use agents for his contracts and just has a lawyer that goes through all the legal stuff. He’s been around for a while so he must have been piling up his war chest. Anyway, here you have:

Yaya Toure

Country of citizenship: Ivory Coast

Club: Manchester City

Annual salary: $13.5 million

Samuel Eto’o

Country of citizenship: Cameroon

Club: Inter Milan

Annual salary: $12 million

Emmanuel Adebayor

Country of citizenship: Togo

Club: Manchester City

Annual salary: $12 million

Kolo Toure

Country of citizenship: Ivory Coast

Club: Manchester City

Annual salary: $10.3 million

Frederic Kanoute

Country of citizenship: Mali

Club: Sevilla FC

Annual salary: $8.6 million

Didier Drogba

Country of citizenship:

Ivory Coast Club: Chelsea

Annual salary: $8 million

John Mikel Obi

Country of citizenship: Nigeria

Club: Chelsea

Annual salary: $5,800,000,

Michael Essien

Country of citizenship: Ghana

Club: Chelsea

Annual salary: $5,500,000

Hmmmm! The only Nigerian on the list is Mikel Obi. This says a lot about the state of our football.

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