English Premier League: Ghana present four players out of 46 African players

Author: Samuel Amoesi
Jordan Ayew in action

Out of the 46 African footballers expected to light up the 2019/2020 English Premier League, Ghana would be contributing four players.

Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire have the highest presentation of six players each while Kenya, Guinea and Zimbabwe have the least representation of a player each.

Undoubtedly, Ghana’s best prospect in the English League this season could be Jordan Ayew, following his brilliant outing for Crystal Palace in the opening game on Saturday.

Not much has been seen of Daniel Amartey and Christian Atsu who are still recovering from injury but are hopeful to make a full impact for their respective clubs Leicester City and Newcastle United in the coming weeks, when they fully recover.

More is expected from Christian Atsu this season

On the other hand, Jeffery Schlupp who had quite a good time during last season’s league would be expected to improve upon his games and form this season in order to catch the eyes of the national team handlers.

Indeed, the English league is one big platform where players use to market themselves and their country and most Ghanaians just like fans of the other Africa countries, would hope their players perform well to bring the spotlight onto their country as well.

Mohamed Salah has been a worthy ambassador for Egypt in the English league so has Sadio Mane  and Cheikhou Kouyaté also done for Senegal. But with the entrant of Aston Villa’s new recruit, Trezeguet, Egypt would hope their increase in numbers in the English league would further enhance their country’s image at the international stage.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in action for Arsenal last Sunday 

Graphic Sports Online observes that there have been increases in the number of African players who ply their trade in the EPL from last season’s 42 to 46 players this season.  

Below is the full list of African players playing in the EPL

 Full list by nation:

Nigeria 🇳🇬

    Wilfred Ndidi - Leicester City
    Alex Iwobi - Everton
    Kelechi Iheanacho - Leicester City
    Isaac Success - Watford
    Leon Balogun - Brighton & Hove Albion
    Tom Dele-Bashiru - Watford

Cote D’Ivoire 🇮🇪

    Nicolas Pepe - Arsenal
    Jean-Philippe Gbamin - Everton
    Wilfried Zaha - Crystal Palace
    Eric Bailly - Manchester United
    Serge Aurier - Tottenham Hotspur
    Jonathan Kodjia - Aston Villa

Senegal 🇸🇳

    Sadio Mané - Liverpool
    Ismaïla Sarr - Watford
    Cheikhou Kouyaté - Crystal Palace
    Oumar Niasse - Everton
    Henri Saivet - Newcastle

Ghana 🇬🇭

    Jeffrey Schlupp - Crystal Palace
    Jordan Ayew - Crystal Palace
    Daniel Amartey - Leicester City
    Christian Atsu - Newcastle
   

Egypt 🇪🇬

    Mohamed Salah- Liverpool
    Mohamed Elneny - Arsenal
    Trezeguet - Aston Villa
    Ahmed Elmohamady - Aston Villa

Democratic Republic of Congo 🇨🇩

    Yannick Bolasie - Everton
    Arthur Masuaku - West Ham United
    Beni Baningime - Everton
    Aaron Tshibola - Aston Villa

Morocco 🇲🇦

    Sofiane Boufal - Southampton
    Romain Saïss - Wolves
    Achraf Lazaar - Newcastle

Mali 🇲🇱

    Yves Bissouma - Brighton & Hove Albion
    Moussa Djenepo - Southampton
    Fousseni Diabaté - Leicester City
    Bakary Sako - Crystal Palace

Algeria 🇩🇿

    Riyad Mahrez - Manchester City
    Rachid Ghezzal - Leicester City
    Islam Slimani - Leicester City

Cameroon 🇨🇲

    Joel Matip - Liverpool
    Gaëtan Bong - Brighton & Hove Albion

Gabon 🇬🇦

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Arsenal
    Mario Lemina - Southampton

Kenya 🇰🇪

    Victor Wanyama - Tottenham Hotspur.

Guinea 🇬🇳

    Naby Keïta - Liverpool

Zimbabwe 🇿🇼

    Marvelous Nakamba - Aston Villa.