Mane, Kanu Among Africans With Most Assists in EPL History

Mane, Kanu Among Africans With Most Assists in EPL History

Raphael Abiola
updated at September 20, 2023 at 12:20 PM
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  • Sadio Mane and Kanu Nwankwo made a list of African players with the most EPL assists ever
  • Chelsea legend Didier Drogba also made this list despite being known for his scoring prowess
  • Former Arsenal star Emmanuel Adebayor is ranked above Manchester City legend Yaya Toure

Goal contributions are an important aspect of the game, especially for a player on the offence. A forward can only be judged by either the number of goals they have scored or the assists they have provided.

Players like Ryan Giggs, Kevin de Bruyne, Cesc Fabregas, and David Silva made a name for themselves in the league due to their number of assists.

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Mohamed Salah, Kanu Nwankwo, and Sadio Mane are among African players with most assists in Premier League history. Photo: Matt McNulty/Etsuo Hara/Visionhaus
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African players are not being left out when it comes to making history in the English Premier League, either by scoring or providing goal assists.

Liverpool star, Mohamed Salah is currently the most prolific goal assist provider from the continent, according to a report by KhelNow.

The Egyptian ace sits at the top with 63 assists, while former Manchester City forward, Riyad Mahrez occupies the second place with 61 assists.

Legendary Chelsea and Ivorian striker, Didier Drogba is third on the list with 55 assists.

Al-Nassr forward, Sadio Mane had a good run with Liverpool and Southampton during his time in the English top flight, providing 38 assists.

Togolese legend, Emmanuel Adebayor racked up 36 assists during his time with Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Crystal Palace.

City legend, Yaya Toure is tied with former South African midfielder, Steven Pienaar in sixth place with 32 assists each.

Super Eagles legend, Kanu Nwankwo is tied with Wilfried Zaha in eighth place with 29 assists.

Africans with most assists in the Premier League

1. Mohamed Salah - 63

2. Riyad Mahrez - 61

3. Didier Drogba - 55

4. Sadio Mane - 38

5. Emmanuel Adebayor - 36

6. Yaya Toure, Steven Pienaar - 32

8. Nwankwo Kanu, Wilfried Zaha - 29

Best African players in the Premier League

Sports Brief previously ranked the Premier League's best African players including some stars who led their teams to significant trophies and gained tremendous plaudits.

The list of African players in the highest tier of English football includes current players from various teams, who have been ranked according to goals they have scored.

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Raphael Abiola is a Nigerian Sports Journalist with over five years of experience. He obtained a B.Tech degree in Computer Science from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2015.