Highest Scoring Africans in 2021/2022: Mohamed Salah, Sebastien Haller and Michael Olunga Feature

Highest Scoring Africans in 2021/2022: Mohamed Salah, Sebastien Haller and Michael Olunga Feature

Martin Moses
May 25, 2022 at 9:29 PM
  • Harambee Stars captain Michael Olunga has been ranked in the top 10 list of high scoring Africans after another successful season in Qatar
  • Olunga scored 27 times to sit in the same list with top names like Liverpool's duo of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane
  • Salah is third on the list with 33 goals but leads overall in terms of goal involvements given that he provided 20 assists

Michael Olunga was the eighth-highest scoring African in the just-concluded season, in a new set of statistics.

Olunga, who turns out for Al Duhail in Qatar, grabbed 24 goals in the Qatari League to finish as the top scorer. He was recently awarded the Mansour Muftah award which is the equivalent of the Golden Boot.

He also added a couple of goals in the Emir Cup where his side trounced Al Gharafa in the final.

Michael Olunga, Al Duhail, Mohamed Salah, Sebastien Haller, Sadio Mane, Riyad Mahrez
Al DUhail's and Kenya's striker Michael Olunga. Photo by AFP.
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The Harambee Stars captain has been compared to some great names including Mohamed Salah who took the third spot.

Salah won the English Premier League Golden Boot after scoring.23 goals. The Egyptian marksman got a total of 33 goals in all competitions in Liverpool's successful season which has seen them win two trophies so far.

Top of the list is Ajax and Ivory Coast striker Sebastian Haller. Haller bagged 37 goals with 21 of them coming in the Eredivisie as Ajax strolled to the League title. Haller has been in top form since joining the Dutch side from Premier League outfit, West Ham United.

Ricardo Gomes has been placed second on the list. Gomes is a Cape Verdean international who plays his professional football for FK Partizan in the top flight of Serbian football. He registered 35 goals and 8 assists.

Fourth on the list is Mamelodi Sundowns' Peter Shalulile who found the back of the net 30 times. Algerian captain Riyad Mahrez got 29 goals for the Premier League champions, Manchester City. He is tied with Tarik Tissoudali of KAA Gent who hails from Morocco.

Sadio Mane got a similar number of goals but is pushed further on the list given that he had 9 assists. Then Kenya's Captain takes 8th place before Cameroon's and Olympique Lyon's Karl Toko Ekambi wraps up the top 10 with his 26-goal haul in the French Ligue One.

Harambee Stars disqualified from Africa Cup of Nations

Sports Brief previously reported that Kenya men's national football team Harambee Stars had been officially expelled from the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

The decision was arrived at after the world governing body FIFA had banned Kenya from all football-related activities in February this year.

FIFA had cited what it had called government interference after the Kenyan government removed the Football Kenya Federation officials from office.

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Martin Moses
Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)
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