As the top leagues in Europe wind down, some African players have distinguished themselves in the campaign and will have the honour of being crowned champions with their respective teams. In this piece, we will look at 5 of them, and examine their contribution to their team's success in the 2020/21 campaign.
1. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) - English Premier League
The Algerian hitman, who has been enjoying his time with Pep since the beginning of this year. Mahrez has now won the Premier League with two teams - Leicester City and Man City. He has 14 goals and had 8 assists this term including 3 crucial goals against PSG to secure the UEFA Champions League final for Man City for the first time in their history. Notably, Mahrez has not picked up any card this season, a pointer to his discipline on the pitch. Bet on Mahrez to score against Newcastle which is 41% likely.
2. Andre Onana (Cameroun) - Dutch Eredivisie
The Camerounian Goalkeeper, Andre Onana, has 9 clean sheets, in 26 games this term. He has been the man behind Ajax's run to a second consecutive Eredivisie title. Since he moved from Barca Team B to Ajax he has been phenomenal, little wonder why he has been closely linked to Arsenal as a possible replacement for Bernd Leno. Bet on Onana to keep a clean sheet as Ajax visits Vitesse on Sunday.
3. Mohammed Kudus (Ghana) - Dutch Eredivisie
The 20-year-old is a rising African star and has given fans some exceptional performances this season, including last night where he scored a beautiful goal in the 77th minute. Though he missed a good part of the season due to injury, he has scored 4 goals and had 4 assists.
4. Jean-Eric Choupo-Moting (Cameroun) - German Bundeliga
The Camerounian is well remembered for his late goal for PSG last year to overcome stubborn Atalanta in the Quarterfinals. With 9 goals this season, he has played his part in Bayern's run to a 9th consecutive title. Despite Lewandowski being in blistering form and taking all the spotlight, the 31-year-old striker has found the net 9 times and also helped Bayern to win the FIFA Club World Cup last year. Bet on Bayern to smash Freiburg tomorrow afternoon.
5. Achraf Hakimi Mouh (Morrocco) - Italian Scudetto
The Moroccan Right Wing-Back has been a key part of Antonio Conte's race to the Scudetto. Hakimi has scored 7 goals and had 9 assists this season, which shows his contribution. He has also received 9 yellow cards, which shows his ability to make important tackles that could have led to a goal. Notably, Hakimi has won 4 trophies in 4 years since 2018. He won the UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup with Real Madrid in 2018, in 2020 he won the German Super Cup with Dortmund, and this year he has won the Scudetto. Bet Hakimi and Inter Milan to win on Saturday when he faces Juventus.