Here are the top African strikers in the world. Kindly note that this list is based on current form.
10. Kelechi Iheanacho
Despite his club’s current slump, Iheanacho has three goals and four assists in 20 Premier League appearances so far this season. Nonetheless, he remains one of the best African players at the moment.
9. Choupo-Moting (Bayern Munich)
The Cameroonian striker was a bit of a peripheral figure at Bayern Munich last season, but since Lewandowski’s departure, the striker has stepped up his game this season. He’s been on a scoring streak lately, scoring in his last four appearances for Bayern this season.
8. Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace)
The Ivorian forward is still one of the premier league’s best dribblers. He has six goals and two assists in 23 Premier League 2022/2023 matches so far.
7. Gift Emmanuel Obran (Gent)
Since his arrival in January, Emmanuel Obran has been a sensation for Gent. Many people compare him to Osimehn because of his eye for goal. This season, the striker has recorded 12 goals in 10 games.
6. Terem Moffi (Nice)
This season, the 23-year-old striker has been in excellent form, scoring 17 goals in 27 league appearances. He is currently one of Europe’s hottest African strikers this season. He is the sixth highest goal scorer in French Ligue 1.
5. Folarin Balogun (Reims)
This season, the Nigeria international has been outstanding in Ligue One. Surprisingly, he is ranked fifth in the French Ligue 1 goal scorers table. Folarin Balogun has a career-high 17 goals in 27 league appearances.
4. Riyard Mahrez (Manchester City)
This season, Algerian forward Riyad Mahrez has been on fire. This season, he has torn the flesh of many Premier League defenders.
Defenders have a difficult time catching up to him due to his speed and dribbling abilities. This season, he has already scored 10 goals and assisted on 7 others in 31 games across all competitions.
3. Ademola Lookman (Atalanta)
Ademola Lookman of Atalanta is another Nigerian striker making waves in Europe. Ademola has a total of 12 goals and 4 assists this season in the league, placing him fourth in the Serie A top scorer list and first in the Atlanta top scorer list squad.
2. Victor Osimehn (Napoli)
The Nigerian striker has been in superb form this season, leading the Serie A goal scoring charts with 21 goals in 23 league appearances.
He has also maintained a strong record in the ongoing UEFA Champions League, scoring four goals in five games. This goal-scoring performance has elevated him to the ranks of the world’s best strikers.
1. Mohammed Salah (Liverpool)
Many will disagree with Salah’s coming fist, but the Egyptian forward Salah is currently the most complete African striker.
His pace and dribbling abilities are unrivaled, not to mention his eye for goal. This season, the Liverpool forward has scored 20 goals in 35 games across all competitions.
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