Africa’s top five highest earning football stars

  • Manchester City’s Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, northwest England, on February 24, 2013. Photo: AFP PHOTO/ANDREW YATES
JOHANNESBURG – Ahead of Africa day on Monday 25 May, takes a look at the highest earning football players from Africa. These salary figures are according to www.TSMPlay.comYaya Touré
Born: Ivory Coast, 1983
Club: Manchester City
Salary: $17.8 million per yearYaya Touré reacting for Manchester City. Photo: Reuters

Samuel Eto’o
Born: Cameroon, 1981
Club: UC Sampdoria
Salary: $9.5 million per year

Cameroon’s forward Samuel Eto’o celebrates qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil after winning the second leg qualifying football match between Cameroon and Tunisia on November 17, 2013 in Yaounde. Photo: AFP/Hosni Manoubi

Emmanuel Adebayor
Born: Togo, 1984
Club: Tottenham Hotspur
Salary: $9.5 million per year



Emmanuel Adebayor has been given permission by Tottenham to return to Togo. Photo: Backpagepix

Asamoah Gyan
Born: Ghana, 1985
Club: Al Ain
Salary: $7.5 million per year

Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan in action for Ghana. Photo: Backpagepix

John Obi Mikel
Born: Nigeria, 1987
Club: Chelsea
Salary: $6.9 million per year

Nigerian National soccer team midfielder John Obi Mikel jubilates on scoring against Uruguay during the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 soccer match Nigeria vs Uruguay in Fonte Nova stadium, Salvador, Brazil, 20 June 2013. Photo: EPA/Ivan Franco

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