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Ranking the 2020-21 Bundesliga’s top African Performers

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Ranking the 2020-21 Bundesliga’s top African Performers – Who were the best African football performers in the German top flight this season?

In this article, BraggsSports will lay down the top five (5) African footballers who performed with class in the just ended Bundesliga.

Note that we are only laying down the best African performers in the Bundesliga with African Nationalities as of date.

Here are the players starting from the least to the best performer;

5. Amadou Haidara  (RB Leipzig), Mali

Ranking the 2020-21 Bundesliga’s top African Performers- Amadou HaidaraThe Malian midfielder with 12 caps and one goal to his name is a product of the Red Bull conveyor belt of football talent.

The usual RB career path has seen him go through the company’s European finishing school of FC Liefering and Red Bull Salzburg, before ending up at east German side RB Leipzig.

Just like N’Golo Kante, in Haidara, Mali could have a player on their hands who can provide similar dynamism and thrust in midfield.

This term Haidara made 31 Bundesliga appearances scoring three goals and assisting once. Not bad for a 23 years old defensive midfielder right?


4. Ramy Bensebaini (Borussia Monchengladbach), Algeria

Ranking the 2020-21 Bundesliga’s top African Performers- Rammy BensebainiThe 26 years old Algerian International plays as a defender.

Borussia Monchengladbach didn’t match their previous high standards this term, as they finished the year in eighth place.

However, Bensebaini continued his progress with a solid campaign, and also chipped in with some goals too—netting four across 25 league outings.

Bensebaini’s master class performance and goal in the 4-2 victory over Borussia Dortmund was among one of Borussia Monchengladbach’s season talking points.


3. Edmond Tapsoba (Bayer Leverkusen), Burkina Faso

Ranking the 2020-21 Bundesliga’s top African Performers-  EdmondTapsobaEdmond Tapsoba plays as a Centre-back for both Leverkusen and Burkina Faso.

The centre-back has continued on an upwards trajectory this season since joining the club in 2019, and is now reportedly being targeted by Arsenal ahead of a potential big-money summer move.

Bayer Leverkusen are confident they can keep hold of him—for now—but having impressed in the Europa League, as well as the Bundesliga, the Burkina Faso defender will likely continue to attract admiring glances.

Tapsoba made 31 appearance in the Bundesliga this term scoring once. His disciplinary levels are exemplary with just 5 yellow cards to his name and no red cards.

2. Ellyes Skhiri  (Köln), Tunisia

Ellyes Skhiri The 25-year-old Tunisian international has been a steady and reliable presence for Köln since arriving from Montpellier at the start of this season.

He is up there with the most active in the league when it comes to breaking things up in midfield, managing 2.5 interceptions and 2.2 tackles per 90 minutes.

This is partly because he has lots of defending to do, with Koln averaging just 46.8% possession across all their Bundesliga games, which puts them 13th out of 18 teams in the league for that particular metric.

On top of his defensive work, Skhiri does have three assists and a goal, while he also takes the occasional free-kick, but his main job is breaking up attacks in front of the back four, and it’s one he does very well.

 1. Silas Wamangituka (VfB Stuttgart), DR Congo

 Silas wamangitukaSilas Wamangituka plays as a forward for both his club and country.

What a campaign it was for the 21-year-old, making his first steps in a top flight division, as he netted 11 goals for Stuttgart.

Only ten players netted more than him in the Bundesliga this season, and he appeared to be a natured fit for such rarefied climes.

The highlight was his double against Werder Bremen in December—where he was booked for taunting the opposition goalkeeper—while his stunning effort against Mainz in January was also evidence of his talent.

However, so unfortunate, Silas Wamangituka’s campaign was cut short due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

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