Salah is not the greatest African player in Premier League history – Aiyegbeni


Former Super Eagles striker, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, has picked Chelsea legend Didier Drogba ahead of Liverpool’s Mohamed salah, as the greatest African in Premier League history.

Salah netted a hat-trick as they crushed Manchester United 5-0 on Sunday.

The three goals saw thr Egyptian overtake the Ivorian to become the highest-scoring African player in the Premier League with 107 goals.

His treble against the Red Devils at Old Trafford saw him match Fred Howe’s record that has stood for 85 years.

Regardless, the former Everton and Middlesbrough goal machine does not see the rationale for considering the 29-year-old as the best African to have graced the English top-flight – although the ‘Yak’ marvelled at the ex-AS Roma star’s exploits in Jurgen Klopp’s squad so far.

“You cannot say Salah is the greatest African to play in the Premier League. Drogba was something special because he was scoring for fun,” Ayegbeni told Goal.

“However, you have to give Salah the credit for breaking the big legend’s record, which makes him one of the greatest Africans in the English top-flight, but for now, he is certainly not the greatest.”

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