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Top 8 best African Midfielders right now

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Top 8 best African Midfielders right now
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Lets take a look at the current 8 best African midfielders in world football according to data acquired from WhoScored.com 

In recent years, the rise of African super star midfielders is on the brink. Some of these midfielders are already making a name for themselves in Europe’s top five leagues.

We are going to point out the current top 8 of these African midfielder according to statistical data gotten from WhoScored.com.

8. Idrissa Gueye (Senegal / PSG)

The 31 years old former Everton midfielder is the same like he was at Everton. A gem at the midfield. The Senegalese international is one of a kind, he has mostly been in form since his days at Everton as looks not to slow down so soon. The PSG midfielder has a strong sense for passing. Idrissa Gueye is also good at tackling, aerial duels and ball interception.

Matches played this season (All competitions): 25

Minutes played: 883

Goals: 2

Assist: 0

WhoScored.com Rating: 6.70

7. Thomas Partey (Ghana / Arsenal)

The undisputed best few months ago while at Atletico Madrid. However since his move to Arsenal with the club is shambles, things are not looking right for Thomas Partey. The 27 years old Ghanaian international is a rock in a struggling Arsenal side. Partey is so good at dribbling, ball interception. His eyes for a tackle and aerial duels is right up there with some of the best midfielders in the world.

Matches played this season (All competitions): 13

Minutes played: 569

Goals: 1

Assist: 0

WhoScored.com Rating: 6.86

EDITOR’S PICK

6. Ellyes Skhiri (Tunisia / FC Koln)

The Tunisian international is a tackling machine in the middle of the Koln park. Skhiri, 25 years old has an extra perception for tackling and ball interception. You can hardly tell his weakness.

Matches played this season (All competitions): 17

Minutes played: 1015

Goals: 3

Assist: 0

WhoScored.com Rating: 6.88

5. Ismael Bennacer (Algeria / AC Milan)

The 23 years old Algerian midfielder is another big African name in the Ac Milan team. Bennacer likes to shot from long range. Good at passing and dribbling as well as ball interception. It is hard to pass by Bennacer because of his love for tackling.

Matches played this season (All competitions): 22

Minutes played: 890

Goals: 0

Assist: 2

WhoScored.com Rating: 6.88

TRANSFER RUMOURS: Hakan Calhanoglu is on Juventus transfer radar.

4. Percy Tau (South Africa / Anderlecht)

The 26 years old South African international should not be in this list as he plays more as an attacking midfielder or a winger. However, Tau has featured 7 times this season for Anderlecht as a Centre midfielder which makes us include him in this category. The former Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder has a strong sense for tackling. Tau is also good at dribbling.

Matches played this season (All competitions): 17

Minutes played: 996

Goals: 7

Assist: 0

WhoScored.com Rating: 6.95

3. Franck Kessie (Ivory Coast / AC Milan)

The Ivorian is tough to pass. He has sealed his spot in the Milan’s starting XI. The 24 years old AC Milan man has an eye for a pass and is full of concentration. Kessie mostly plays as a defensive midfielder.

Matches played this season (All competitions): 26

Minutes played: 1334

Goals: 8

Assist: 2

WhoScored.com Rating: 6.96

2. Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria / Leicester)

The 24 years old Nigerian international is the rock at the middle of a title challenging Leicester side. He makes things look so easy for his team with his almost perfect aerial duel perception, good at interceptions as well as tackling. However.

Matches played this season (All competitions): 10

Minutes played: 580

Goals: 0

Assist: 0

WhoScored.com Rating: 7.06

1. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Cameroon / Fulham)

The Cameroonian international is the best current African midfielder. Zambo Anguissa is responsible for most of the struggling Fulham’s success this season. The 25 years old plays both as a centre midfielder as well as a defensive midfielder.

The 2017 AFCON Champion is an expert in dribbling, has a strong sense for ball interceptions, aerial duels as well as conecntration.

Matches played this season (All competitions): 18

Minutes played: 1103

Goals: 1

Assist: 2

WhoScored.com Rating: 7.15

 

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