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5 European-Born Footballers Who Are Currently Playing For African countries (Photos)

1. Achraf Hakimi

Achraf Hakimi is first on this list, he is a prominent player, who plays as a right-back for the League one club; Paris Saint Germain, and also the Morocco national team.

Considered one of the best right-backs in the world, Hakimi started his professional career in 2016, at the Spanish club; Real Madrid, but he played with the reserved team, and then joined the main team in 2017. He has also made appearances for Inter Milan, and Dortmund.

The PSG star was born in Spain, but he decided to play for his country of origin, which is Morocco.

2. Kalidou Koulibaly

Kalidou Koulibaly is next on this list, he is also a professional footballer who plays in the Serie A club; Napoli, and the Senegalese national team.

He is currently 30 years, and he has been playing for Napoli for over 7 years (since 2014). Kalidou has made over 216 appearances for the club and scored 12 goals.

He was actually born and raised in France, he even played in the French U-20 team, but he decided to join the Senegalese national team in 2015, and he is performing very well there.

3. William Troost-Ekong

William Troost-Ekong is next on this list, he is 28 years old, and he plays as a center back for the English side; Watford, and also the Nigerian national team.

William is a very talented player, he has also made appearances for Udinese and the Turkish club Bursaspor, before joining Watford in 2020.

He was born and brought up in the Netherlands, and played in their U-19 and U-20 teams before he decided to join the Nigerian team.

4. Ola Aina

Ola Aina is also a Nigerian player, he currently plays as a wing-back for the Serie A club; Torino, and also the Nigerian national team.

Aina started his career in Chelsea, he spent over 4 years there (from 2015 -2019), but he only made 3 appearances for the club, this was because he was sent to play on loan for Hull City and then Torino.

Aina was born and raised in England, he even played for the U-17 team, but he left and decided to join the Nigerian squad in 2017.

5. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is last on this list, he is a prominent striker, who plays as a captain for the Premier League club; Arsenal, and also the Gabon national team.

Aubameyang is recognized for his unique pace and ball control. He has made over 120 appearances for Arsenal, he also played in Dortmund, and AC Milan in the past.

Aubameyang was born and brought up in France, but he ended up playing for the Gabon national team.

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