Best African 11 from Match Day 38 of the 2016/2017 Premier League season

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The African talents carving niches for themselves in the Premier League engaged in the last round of matches for the 2016/2017 Premier League season. Some of the players who had the chance to play major roles for their sides on the day contributed their quota to ensure that their various sides came out tops or at least got a point from the game after 90 minutes.However, not all the African players on the day came out tops with their sides as there were also losses and draws. As is our custom, we’ve taken out time to select our best African 11 from the final day of the PL whose sides won or garnered at least a point with these players played major roles in the games.

A few goals were contributed by some of the players on the day. The likes of Victor Wanyama, Andre Ayew, and Jordan Ayew contributed goals to their side’s haulage of maximum points on the day. The Ayew brothers were reported to have scored in the 72nd minute simultaneously for their sides.

WANYAMA

NATIONALITY: KENYA

The Kenyan star man and midfielder contributed a goal and an assist as Tottenham Hotspurs routed Hull City 7:1 away from home.

ANDRE AYEW

NATIONALITY: GHANA

The Ghanaian attacker scored one and assisted another to help West Ham emerge victorious over Burnley away from home.

SOFIANE FEGHOULI

NATIONALITY: ALGERIA

The Algerian midfielder opened the scoring for West Ham through an assist from Andre Ayew against Burnley

YAYA YOURE

NATIONALITY: IVORY COAST

The towering Ivorian midfielder was rock solid in midfield and played his part effectively as City thrashed Watford 5 nil

MAME BIRAM DIOUF

NATIONALITY: SENEGAL

The Senegalese striker was deployed in wing back position but played his part nevertheless, as Stoke ran away with all 3 points away from home to Southampton

WILFRED NDIDI

NATIONALITY: NIGERIA

The Nigerian midfielder who has been a revelation at Leicester played his part in midfield as Leicester got a draw against Bournemouth

RIYAD MAHREZ

NATIONALITY: ALGERIA

The Algerian skillful attacker contributed in attack to Leicester’s draw against Bournemouth

JORDAN AYEW

NATIONALITY: GHANA

The Ghanaian striker opened the scoring for Swansea as they beat West Brom by 2 goals to 1. That was his first goal in the Premier League in a Swansea shirt since his arrival

VICTOR MOSES

NATIONALITY: NIGERIA

The Nigerian midfielder was ever impressive in his right wing back position as Chelsea emerged with a record 30th win of the season after they beat Sunderland 5:1

JOEL MATIP

NATIONALITY: CAMEROON

The Cameroonian center back was solid in defence as Liverpool secured the 4th position with a 3 nil win over Middlesbrough

ERIC BAILLY

NATIONALITY: IVORY COAST

The Ivorian center back was instrumental in Man United’s makeshift defence as they beat Crystal Palace 2 nil

These are the African players that played major roles for their sides on the final day as their sides emerged with at least a point. We look forward to next season and hope to see more African imports that’ll turn out decent in the Premier League.

 

 

 

 

 

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