Asamoah Gyan drops heavily in list of highest earning African footballers

Asamoah Gyan drops heavily in list of highest earning African footballers

Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan has dropped significantly in the latest list of highest earning African footballers in the world.

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Asamoah Gyan drops heavily in list of highest earning African footballers

Asamoah Gyan

The Black Stars skipper placed 20th on the list with a weekly wage of about $12,000, a very huge drop from the $301,000 he was earning last year in UAE.

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He would have been second in the list of highest paid African footballers behind Ivory Coast's Yaya Toure if he had not been shiped from Al-Ahli Dubai to Kayserispor.

No Ghanaian player made it into the top 10 of the list as the highest ranked is Gyan's deputy, Andre 'Dede' Ayew who placed 13th with his $107,000 weekly wage from West Ham.

Asamoah Gyan drops heavily in list of highest earning African footballers

Dede Ayew placed 13th

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Gervinho Yao Kouassi complete the top three positions.

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Check the full list below:

1. Yaya Toure

Weekly wage: $330,000

Country: Ivory Coast

Club: Manchester City

Position: Central Midfielder

2 . Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

Weekly wage: $227,000

Country: Gabon

Club: Borussia Dortmund

Position: Striker

3. Gervinho

Weekly wage: $221,000

Country: Ivory Coast

Club: Hebei China Fortune

Position: Striker

4. Mohammed Salah

Weekly wages: $160,000

Country: Egypt

Club: Liverpool

Position: Winger

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5. Wilfried Zaha

Weekly wages: $147,000

Country: Ivory Coast

Club: Crystal Palace

Position: Winger

6. Stephane Mbia

Weekly wage: $144,000

Country: Cameroon

Club: Hebei China Fortune

Position: Defensive Midfield

7. Demba Ba

Weekly wages: $139,000 / $1.9 million

Country: Senegal

Club: Shanghai Shenhua

Position: Striker

8. Riyadh Mahrez

Weekly wages: $134,000

Country: Algeria

Club: Leicester City

Position: Winger

9. Obafemi Martins

Weekly wages: $133,000

Country: Nigeria

Club: Shanghai Shenhua

Position: Striker

10. Sadio Mane

Weekly wages: $120,000

Country: Senegal

Club: Liverpool

Position: Striker

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