AFCON 2019 kicked off over the weekend and so far all the teams that have played, have shown that they’re fighter’s and ready to take home the trophy.
African Footballers plying their trade across the world have converged in Egypt to make their home countries proud by the end of the tournament. 24 nations are participating in AFCON.
Well, apart from AFCON, let’s look at some of these footballers extravagant lifestyles.
Celebrities don’t care for suffering traffic for hours on end. That is not a struggle they would relate with.
Yes, they have the mullah to buy expensive machinery to navigate traffic, but they also have lotsa mullah to buy another mode of transport that will not be ensnared in traffic.
A private jet.
There is a clique of footballers who’ve made themselves proud and living the life of the party, flying in their own comfortable private jets but shockingly, none is from the East African region, leave alone Kenya.
- Mo Salah
The Egypt national team and Liverpool FC’s player is among the highest-paid Africa n footballers in the world. He has an annual salary of $14 million in Liverpool. The 2019 EPL golden boot winner’s worth is estimated at around $40 million.
Nicknamed Egyptian Messi, he has won several awards them African player of the Year (2018), 2019, BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017, CAF Most Promising Talent of the Year (2012), FIFA Puskas Award (2018), Premier Lague Golden Boot (2017,2019].
Check out photos of his jet
2. Asamoah Gyan
The all-time leading goalscorer of the Ghana national team Black Stars player is among the richest footballers in Ghana.
Asamoah Gyan, nicknamed Baby Jet has been an instrumental player for Ghana national team and he’s known for his lavish lifestyle.
He recently got an air carrier travel license for his Baby Jet airline.
He currently plays for Kayserispor FC in Turkey. He has captained Black Stars for quite a while.
Asamoah has played for other teams among them Sunderland, Stade Rennais, Al Ain FC.
His net worth is estimated at $ 23 Million.
3. Emmanuel Adebayor
The Togolese national professional footballer is known for his touch of finer things in life.
From expensive Rolls Royce, houses to a private jet, Adebayor lives a life many footballers dream of.
Popularly known as SEA, he currently plays for İstanbul based Başakşehir F.K. In 2015, he converted from Christianity to Islamic.
He won the African Footballer of the Year award in 2009 and was the first-ever Togolese footballer to win the coveted African footballer of the year.
He has captained the Togo national team for quite a while
His net worth is $45 million dollars.
Check out photos of his private jet
4. Samuel Eto
He is one of the best footballers mother Africa has ever produced.
The Cameroonian footballer, who retired from playing for his country’s national team has played for several teams among them Chelsea, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona and Inter Milan.
During his heydays, Samuel Eto won African Player of the year award for four years among others.
He currently plays for Qatar Sports Club. His worth is estimated to be $95 Million dollars.
Below are photos of his private jet
5. Didier Drogba
The veteran Ivorian retired professional footballer is the all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ivory Coast national team.
He was named African Footballer of the Year twice, winning the accolade in 2006 and 2009.
He played for quite a number of teams among them Chelsea. Just like his counterparts, the stylish footballer owns a private jet. He flies around in his luxurious jet.
The striker, Chealse’s top-scoring overseas player of all time is one of the richest players in Africa and his net worth is estimated to be roughly $90 Million dollars.
Below are the pics
6. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Gabonese star Aubameyang is also one of the latest world stars who have joined the big boys club.
The Arsenal FC player, cannot miss on this list. He drives a customized Lamborghini, complete with ultra-shiny, metallic paint-work, the signature “A” on the bonnet. He drives a gold Range Rover Sport as well.
He joined the Gunners in January 2018 from German League side Borussia Dortmund in a four-year deal valued at £55 million (€63,75m) plus £5m in add-ons.
He owns a private jet among other expensive material things and his net worth is estimated at $13 million.
Check out photos of his jet
7. Paul Pogba
Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba also owns a private jet.
The French professional footballer, whose parents are from Guinea is the fourth-most expensive Association Football transfer (€105 M, from Juventus to Manchester United in 2016).
Below are photos of his jet