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In Videos – Celebrating African Football: Mark Gleeson‘s Top 10 Unforgettable African Premier League Moments

In Videos - Celebrating African Football: Mark Gleeson's Top 10 Unforgettable African Premier League Moments
In Videos – Celebrating African Football: Mark Gleeson’s Top 10 Unforgettable African Premier League Moments

Mark Gleeson, a football expert who has attended every World Cup since 1986, has shared his top 10 favourite Premier League memories of African players. Here are some of the highlights:

    • In the 2015-16 season, Leicester City shocked the world by winning the Premier League title against all odds. Algerian player Riyad Mahrez was a key player in their success, scoring 17 goals and being named the Players’ Player of the Season.

    • Zimbabwean player Peter Ndlovu made history by becoming the first African to score in the Premier League in 1992. He scored for Coventry City in a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

    • Egyptian star Mohamed Salah and Senegalese player Sadio Mane were instrumental in Liverpool’s Premier League title win in the 2019-2020 season. Salah scored 19 goals and Mane scored 18.

 

    • South African player Shaun Bartlett scored the Goal of the Season in the 2000-01 season for Charlton Athletic.
    • Lucas Radebe, also from South Africa, famously went in goal for Leeds United in a match against Manchester United in 1996 and kept them at bay for 50 minutes before conceding a goal.

    • Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure played a key role in Manchester City’s first Premier League title win in 2012, setting a new Premier League record for most passes attempted and most completed in a single match.

  • Benni McCarthy, Bafana Bafana’s record scorer, finished second in the Premier League’s top scorer chart in the 2006-07 season with 18 goals for Blackburn Rovers.
  • Ghanaian player Tony Yeboah scored one of the greatest Premier League goals of all time with a stunning volley for Leeds United against Liverpool in the 1995-96 season.
  • Nigerian player Nwankwo Kanu scored a remarkable hat-trick for Arsenal in a comeback win against Chelsea in the 1999-2000 season.
  • Nigerian player Austin ‘Jay-Jay’ Okocha scored a stunning 40-yard goal for Bolton Wanderers against West Ham in 2003, helping his team to avoid relegation.

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