The English Premier League is certainly the biggest football league in the entire world. Premier League matches attract a lot of viewers across the African continent. This is why so many African football players dream of playing in the English Premier League during their professional football career. It is important to point out that some African brothers have played in the English first division over the past twenty years. Let us take a look at six of them.
Shola Ameobi made 312 appearances for Newscastle United in the English Premier League. He also scored 53 league goals for the club. It is also important to note that Shola Ameobi played for the Super Eagles of Nigeria for about two years. The name of his brother is Sammy Ameobi. He played 57 times for Newscastle United in the English Premier League. Sammy Ameobi currently plays in the English Championship. However, Shola Ameobi has retired from professional football.
Andre Ayew played for Swansea City and West Ham United in the English Premier League. He scored more than 50 goals during his career in the English Premier League. The name of his brother is Jordan Ayew. He plays for Crystal Palace in the English Premier League.
3. Yaya Toure and Kolo Toure
Yaya Toure is probably the greatest African midfielder who has played in the English Premier League. The former Man City star made 230 appearances in the English Premier League. He also scored 59 league goals when he was in England. Kolo Toure also played in the English Premier League. He played for the likes of Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool.
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