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Andre Ayew breaks into highest paid African football stars in 2017

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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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Stephen Appiah takes us through his humble beginnings—From the Slum to the multi-million dollar Mansion (Video)

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Ghana Black Stars former captain, Stephen Appiah is a clear manifestation of what we call from grass to grace.And of course from the humble beginnings to greatness.

Stephen Appiah has worked hard for many years.From Chorkor, Accra to Turin’s Juventus.

Playing footballer from the dusty fields of local clubs in Ghana to the green pitches of several European sides, including Juventus and Fenerbahçe.

In a short video skit he took us through his humble beginnings from Chorkor to his transformation. In the videdo he described the moment as a living testimony.

Indeed, hard work pays, and now is time for the former Black Stars player to enjoy the fruits of his labour.

Appiah began his career at local club Hearts of Oak in 1995, at 15 years of age. In 1996, he had trials with Galatasaray’s youth squad but was not signed and he returned to Hearts of Oak.

In 1997, he moved abroad to join Italian Serie A side Udinese, where he initially played as a striker. He spent three seasons with the club, later changing positions during his time there, moving to a deeper midfield position. A transfer to Parma in 1999 was jeopardized by viral hepatitis, but Appiah overcame the illness to move there in the summer of 2000. After two seasons at Parma, Appiah went on loan to Brescia for the 2002–03 season. Appiah became a first-team regular for the Lombardians and scored seven times in 31 games.

Appiah’s success at Parma alerted defending Serie A champions Juventus to his talents. Juventus paid Parma €2 million in the summer of 2003 to secure Appiah’s services on loan, with an option to a permanent €6 million transfer in 2004. In 2003, Appiah finished 8th for African Footballer of the Year.

He went on to enjoy a good first season for Juventus, playing in 30 Serie A games and appearing in the Coppa Italia final. He also made his debut in the UEFA Champions League. In his second season at Juventus, Appiah played in 18 Serie A games.

Stephen Appiah is the current team manager for the Black Stars blessed and we wish him all the best.

Credit:Ghpage.com

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‘I Can’t Be Part Of A System Which Is Not Transparent’ — Olele Kingson Threatens To Quit Black Stars Job Over GFA Row

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Black Stars goalkeepers trainer Richard Kingson has threatened to leave his post if the lack of transparency at the Ghana Football Association is not fixed.

Olele is currently pissed because his football club, Emmanuel FC, currently has a case before the GFA’s Disciplinary Committee involving possible promotion to next year’s Division One league.

According to the former Black Stars goalie, who currently serves as the team’s goalkeeper’s trainer, some elements within the FA are working to deny his team justice due to some underground deals and if that is not sorted he would gladly resign his post to ensure his team gets justice.

“I’m ready to follow this issue to the latter no matter what it takes. Even if it will take me to quit football and resign as goalkeeper’s trainer I will do it for the truth to come out” he said on Asempa Fm.

“It’s easy for me quit because I can’t be part of a system which is not transparent.

“So I plead with those who will be in charge of this case to be unbiased”. he added.

Credit:Ghanacelbrities.com

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List of Ghana’s Richest Footballers

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We know them as national sporting heroes: The men that put Ghanaian football on the map and brought fans and the wealthiest club scouts to our beautiful country.

They are Ghana’s footballing elite, and they are some of the richest sports stars this nation of ours has ever produced. But exactly how much are they worth?

First up, it’s one of the young guns.

Ebenezer Afriyie Acquah

He is just 24 years old but earns a yearly salary at Serie A club Torino F.C. of over half a million U.S. dollars, and he already has a net worth approaching $5 million. Not too bad for a new kid on the block. John Boye is a bit older at 28, but his current net worth stands at $5.1 million. He’d probably earn more if he got a chance to move away from Turkish club Sivasspor to sign for a Premier League club.

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