Some of the most blatant displays of wealth and mansions have come from African football legends who graced our screens
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They have an enviable place in our hearts and history as athletes who have well-represented Africa on the world stage
African football stars have earned the right to live ostentatiously and to retire in their beautiful homes
Football stars are among some of the most celebrated figures around the world. They represent their country and their continent at the competition's highest levels. Yen.com.gh brings you the beautiful homes of some of Africa's most loved footballers.
Emmanuel Adebayor's Mansion
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Emmanuel Adebayor is arguably Togo's best player in the country's history. He has played at top-flight football clubs such as Arsenal, Tottenham, Real Madrid and Manchester City. It is no news that Adebayor has made a permanent home at Trassaco Valley, Accra's most plush residential neighbourhood.
Didier Drogba's Mansion ($21 million)
Ivory Coast and Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, is one of Africa's most loved footballers. He is known for scoring important goals that won trophies for Chelsea in domestic and European competitions.
His magnificent mansion is valued at $21 million which makes it one of the most expensive houses owned by a footballer. The house comes with a trophy room, seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
Samuel Eto'o Mansion ($25 million)
Camerounian striker, Samuel Eto'o is one of Africa's football greats. He has played in top European teams such as Barcelona, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.
His Italian villa costs a whopping $25 million and has 40 rooms sitting on 30,000 sq metres of land. One interesting myth about the house is that is widely believed to be haunted by the curse of Tutankhamun. The previous owner, Lord Carnavon, discovered the pharaoh's tomb in 1922 and died from a mosquito bite.
Asamoah Gyan's Mansion ($3 million)
Ghana's much-celebrated footballer, Asamoah Gyan is popularly known for his exploits in African cup competitions and the world cup. He was once the highest-paid footballer in Africa and decided to splurge cash on a huge edifice at Weija in Accra, Ghana.
The house, which he calls La Basilica De Baby Jet, is a plush $3 million property which overlooks the Weija dam. The massive three-story house comes with a swimming pool, two bars and bulletproofs among other amazing features.
4 Common Mistakes People Make When Buying a House in Ghana
In an earlier article, Yen.com.gh wrote about 4 common mistakes people make when buying a home in Ghana. It is not enough to have a large sum of money to buy big houses like African footballers. You need to make sure that the house will be of value to you in the long term.
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