AFCON 2019 kicked off over the weekend and so far all the teams that have played, have shown that they’re fighter’s and ready to take home the trophy.
African Footballers plying their trade across the world have converged in Egypt to make their home countries proud by the end of the tournament. 24 nations are participating in AFCON.
Well, apart from AFCON, let’s look at some of these footballers extravagant lifestyles.
The Egypt and Liverpool player is among the highest-paid African footballers in the world. He has an annual salary of $14 million at Liverpool. The 2019 EPL golden boot winner’s worth is estimated at around $40 million.
Nicknamed Egyptian Messi, he has won several awards which include African player of the Year (2018), 2019, BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017, CAF Most Promising Talent of the Year (2012), FIFA Puskas Award (2018), Premier Lague Golden Boot (2017,2019].
The all-time leading goalscorer of the Ghana national team Black Stars is among the richest footballers in Africa.
Asamoah Gyan, nicknamed ‘Baby Jet’ has been an instrumental player for the Black Stars and he’s known for his lavish lifestyle.
He recently got an air carrier travel license for his Baby Jet airline.
He currently plays for Kayserispor FC in Turkey and also the current general captain of the Black Stars.
Asamoah has played for other teams, among them are Sunderland, Stade Rennais, Al Ain FC.
His net worth is estimated at $ 23 Million.
The Togolese captain is known for his touch of finer things in life.
From expensive Rolls Royce, houses to a private jet, Adebayor lives a life many footballers dream of.
Popularly known as SEA, he currently plays for İstanbul-based club Başakşehir F.K. In 2015, he converted from Christianity to Islamic.
He won the African Footballer of the Year award in 2009 and was the first-ever Togolese footballer to win the coveted African footballer of the year.
His net worth is $45 million dollars.
He is one of the best footballers mother Africa has ever produced.
The Cameroonian footballer, who retired from playing for his country’s national team has played for several teams among them Chelsea, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona and Inter Milan.
During his heydays, Samuel Eto won African Player of the year award for four years among others.
He currently plays for Qatar Sports Club. His worth is estimated to be $95 Million dollars.
The veteran Ivorian retired professional footballer is the all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ivory Coast national team.
He was named African Footballer of the Year twice, winning the accolade in 2006 and 2009.
He played for quite a number of teams among them is Chelsea. Just like his counterparts, the stylish footballer owns a private jet. He flies around in his luxurious jet.
The striker, Chelsea’s top-scoring overseas player of all time is one of the richest players in Africa and his net worth is estimated to be roughly $90 Million dollars.
Gabonese star Aubameyang is also one of the latest world stars who have joined the big boys club.
The Arsenal player, cannot miss on this list. He drives a customized Lamborghini, complete with ultra-shiny, metallic paint-work, the signature “A” on the bonnet. He drives a gold Range Rover Sport as well.
He joined the Gunners in January 2018 from German League side Borussia Dortmund in a four-year deal valued at £55 million (€63,75m) plus £5m in add-ons.
He owns a private jet among other expensive material things and his net worth is estimated at $13 million.