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 is the list of the highest paid African footballers 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

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

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.

Source: ghanasportsonline.com

 

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