Top 15 best African players in Premier League history

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The Premier League has been blessed with some of the world’s greatest stars. Salah who is dazzling Anfield right now, isn’t quite cracking this list yet because he has not yet clocked up 40 Premier League games. Salah during his first spell had a minimal opportunitie at Chelsea, but has come back with a vengeance, leading to his crowning as African Player of the Year for 2017.

who are the greatest players from across Africa to make their mark in the Premier League

15. Peter Ndlovu

Peter Ndlovu

Peter Ndlovu (born 25 February 1973) is a Zimbabwean former professional footballer and is currently the Team Manager at Mamelodi SundownsF.C. a Premier Soccer League club in South Africa.

Peter Ndlovu was the first African player to feature in the newly formed Premier League in 1992/93, scoring seven times in the first season. He played over 250 times – without ever scoring in the league – during his 11-year spell at Leeds.

He captain Leeds as they finished as high as third in the Premier League in 1999/2000, qualifying for the Champions League.

Ndlovu was linked with a move to Arsenal in the 1993/94 campaign, but the transfer – which would apparently have made him the most expensive signing in England at the time – failed to materialise.

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