The Brentford midfielder made his final African 5-a-aspect group but overlooked well-known Nigerians.
Whereas many Nigerians would possibly perhaps perhaps perhaps rating demonstrate of the likes of Arsenal icon Kanu Nwankwo and ex-Everton striker Yakubu Aiyegbeni as just a few of the excellent Nigerian gamers to own ever graced the Premier League, Frank Onyeka thinks in another case.
Meet Onyeka’s final African Premier League all-time 5-a-aspect:
Kolo Toure: Simplest African Defender
Kolo Toure spent 14 years within the Premier League, playing for Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool.
He spent most of his time within the Premier League with Arsenal the build aside he made 326 appearances for the membership and changed into a member of 2003/04’s ‘invincibles’ aspect.
He’s one amongst the eight gamers who own won the Premier League with two clubs, having won it with Arsenal and Manchester City.
Yaya Toure: Simplest African passer
Kolo’s youthful brother Yaya, spent his eight years within the Premier League playing for Manchester City between 2010 and 2018.
At City, Yaya Toure scored many key targets and likewise helped them assign their first league title in 44 years.
Speaking about Yaya Toure, Onyeka described him as an all-around midfielder; “Yaya Toure is snappily, he’s a field-to-field midfielder. He can dribble as properly. He can shoot. An all-around midfielder. After I scrutinize at him, I have to add that to my recreation as properly.”
Jay-Jay Okocha: Simplest African Dribbler
“[Riyad] Mahrez can dribble, but I’d plod with Jay Jay because the excellent African dribbler to own ever performed within the Premier League,” Onyeka said to Uncut about the usual Bolton Wanderers captain.
Okocha, performed for Bolton between 2002 and 2006, and changed into in 2017, voted because the excellent player to own ever performed for the membership at the Reebok/Macron Stadium.
For the length of his time within the Premier League, Okocha led Bolton to their first cup final in nine years the build aside they performed runners-up within the 2004 Soccer League Cup to Middlesbrough.
Didier Drogba: Most Physical African
Drogba spent his time within the Premier League, playing for Chelsea, for whom he scored more targets than any various international player and is for the time being the membership’s fourth highest diagram scorer of all time.
“He scored so many targets, he’s sturdy, a defender’s nightmare,” Onyeka said about Drogba.
Obafemi Martins: Fastest African, Simplest African Shooter
“He’s too snappy. Too snappy! This man is too snappily,” Onyeka said to Uncut about Nigeria’s Martins.
For the length of a three-year spell at Newcastle United: 2006-2009, Martins gathered 35 targets in all competitions from 104 video games.
His 11-diagram tally within the 2006/07 Premier League season, changed into one amongst his highest-scoring league seasons all over Europe.