Manchester City Goal Monger Haaland Reveals Best African Players He Played Against And With as Teammates

Manchester City Goal Monger Haaland Reveals Best African Players He Played Against And With as Teammates

Lukman Mumuni
October 2, 2022 at 9:55 AM
  • Manchester City forward Erling Braut Haaland has opened up on his relationship with African players
  • The Norwegian forward has played with some of the finest players from the African continent as teammates
  • Erling Haaland has also had tough times playing against players from Africa including Liverpool's Mohamed Salah

Erling Haaland took time off preparations towards the Manchester derby to speak about some of the best players from Africa.

Having played in Austria, Germany and now England, the Norwegian forward had teammates who were from Africa and has played against some of the best players from the continent.

And in an interview with Super Sport TV, Haaland revealed his favourite African players, stating Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were his toughest opponents.

Sadio Mane, Erling Haaland, Achraf Hakimi, England, Africa
Erling Haaland has revealed his best African players to player with and against as opponents. Credit: Getty Images
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"I think with, the best is Achraf Hakimi and Riyad Mahrez," he said, having played with the Moroccan at Dortmund and is currently with the Algerian at Manchester City.

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"They were both high level," he added.
He, however, disclosed that playing against Salah and Mane
"Against, I played against Liverpool and Sadio Mane was really and of course Salah. Koulibaly also really good. But I think Salah and Mane are the best I played against," said the Manchester City forward.

Erling Haaland will be leading the Manchester City attack in his first Manchester derby on Sunday, October 2, 2022.

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City are scheduled to host United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, October 2, in what will be this season's first Manchester derby.

The match comes at a time the two English sides are enjoying a fine run of results, with City yet to suffer defeat this term.

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He has already hit the ground running at his new club, Man City, notching an eyewatering 14 goals in 11 games for the Cityzens - 11 goals in the Premier League and 3 in the Champions League.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.
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