The captain of the Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan has been named as Africa's highest paid footballer, in a latest survey by UK based website, Thekingmaker.me, revealing 200 of best paid footballers in the world.
Gyan's staggering earnings of £226,923.07 ($350,000 or GH¢1.429,615.03) a week salary in China placed him just above Ivory Coast captain, Yaya Toure who earns £220,000.00 weekly.
Gyan is number 6 in the world and comes at the heels of world stars Lionel Messi (£313,461.00), Cristiano Ronaldo (£288,000.00), Wayne Rooney (£285,000.00), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£275,000.00) and (Gareth Bale £256,000.00) with Yaya Toure just coming in at number 7.
Sergio Agüero -(£220,000.00)
David de Gea (£200,000.00)
Bastian Schweinsteiger (£200,000.00)
They make up the top 10 with players like Eden Hazard 11 and Luis Suarez 12 respectively earning £200,000.00 in weekly wages.
Michael Essien is the second highest paid Ghanaian player but placed 176 out of the 200 player list reserved for the prestigious only. Conspicuously missing from the list however are Sulley Ali Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng who both reportedly earn over £100,000.00 weekly wages each even though KP's brother, Jérôme Boateng is named at number 154 on a weekly wage of £64,800.00 at Bayern Munich.
Michael Essien is said to be paid £60,000.00 (GH¢378,000) a week.
Emmanuel Adebayor is the 3rd highest paid player from the continent on £101,000.00 weekly (66th in the world) even though he remains unattached after his paying club, Tottenham Hotspurs parted ways with him.