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Andre Ayew breaks into highest paid African football stars in 2017

Andre Ayew has nicked his way into the list of highest paid African footballers in the World.

The West Ham United star was named among a list of 20 players described as the top earning African Footballers in the World.

The list had already included Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan who is said to be paid $250,000 as his weekly wage.

Also in the list saw Ivorian and Manchester City ace Yaya Toure, Gabon’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, reigning African Footballer of the year Riyadh Mahrez, Mohamed Salah of Egypt and Senegalese Sadio Mane.

Nigeria attacker Obefemi Martins, Winfred Zaha, Gervinho, Stephan Mbia, Demba, Mehdi Benatia, Yannick Bolasie, Victor Moses and Eric Bailly all made the cut.

BELOW ARE THE LIST OF HIGHEST PAID AFRICAN FOOTBALL STARS IN THE WORLD IN 2017

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

<>b>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

12. Andre Ayew

Weekly wages: $107,000

Country: Ghana

Club: West Ham United

Position: Striker

12. 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/b>

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 – more than R4 million. 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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Kwesi Appiah Should Add More Experienced Players To Black Stars – Vorsah

The 2010 World Cup star gives his thoughts on how the Black Stars could be made stronger.

Ghana international Isaac Vorsah wants Black Stars coach James Kwesi Appiah to bolster his squad with experienced players.

The 58-year-old coach has been on a rebuilding exercise since assuming duty in May last year.

With the team failing in their attempt to turn around their poor start to the qualifiers for the World Cup, consequently missing the ongoing final tournament in Russia, Vorsah reckons some few old guards will make the current set-up a formidable force.

“All I can say about the current Black Stars is that coach Kwesi Appiah should maintain this squad and balance it with one or two experienced players because experience is very important in football,” the 30-year-old centre-back, who currently plays for Saudi club Ohod Al-Medina, told Happy FM.

“It is not just about turning up on the pitch to play.

“However, I’m happy with the work of the boys so far.

“Everybody knows Ghana is good when it’s comes to football, so with a little push, everything will be well with our national team.”

Ghana, who settled for a 2-2 draw with World Cup-bound Iceland in June, return to action in September when they take on Kenya in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying.

Aside from representing Ghana at the Afcon, Vorsah played for the Black Stars as they reached the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

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Asamoah Gyan Used My Daughter For Rituals – Janet Bandu’s Father Explains Why

July 6, 2018 marked exactly four (4) years since musician Castro and his alleged girlfriend Janet Bandu disappeared mysteriously after going for a fun out with Blackstars captain Asamoah Gyan and some friends at Aqua Safari in Ada.

Since the incident happened there have been conflicting reports as to whether the musician is still alive or died alongside Janet Bandu who joined him on the Jet Ski at Ada towards the estuary on the said date.

Then came in the mystery; their bodies were not found despite the combined efforts of marine police and some ‘experienced’ local divers who frantically spent days searching to no avail- till this day, their whereabouts is still unknown.

Not even any spiritual intervention from prophets/prophetesses and fetish priests could yielded any result. However, Janet Bandu’s father, Joseph Bandu, suspects foul and strongly believes Asamoah Gyan is responsible for his daughter’s disappearance.

Speaking on Adom FM, Mr Bandu said since the disappearance of his daughter, the family has been attempting to meet Asamoah Gyan to discuss the tragedy yet he has been tossing them around and never agreeing to meet.

The distraught father is convinced given the hide and seek game the Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan is playing with him, knows the whereabouts of his daughter, Janet Bandu.

Credit:Ghbase.com

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Floyd Mayweather Sued $2 Million For “Scamming” Two Africa Countries

Nigerian company Zinni Media is seeking at least $2 million in damages in a lawsuit against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

According to TMZ Sports, Zinni Media alleges that Mayweather agreed to make five appearances in Nigeria and Ghana in June 2017.

While Mayweather made a video confirming he would take part in the appearances, he allegedly backed out despite Zinni Media wiring him $210,000 of the $375,000 he requested for the engagements.

Zinni Media also alleged that Mayweather agreed to reschedule the appearances for December 2017 at a cost of $550,000.

Mayweather allegedly asked for the original $210,000 to be used as part of his payment, but he backed out again and never returned the $210,000.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in California, and Zinni Media is suing for both the money Mayweather allegedly took and the damage he allegedly caused to their reputation.

Per Forbes, Mayweather is by far the highest-paid athlete in the world for 2018 at $285 million by virtue of his fight with Conor McGregor.

Also, Investopedia estimated the 41-year-old’s net worth at somewhere between $700 million and $1 billion as of January.

Mayweather is currently retired from boxing, but last year, he said UFC offered him a multi-fight deal that could be worth $1 billion if he decides to make the transition to MMA.

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