After the remarkable exploits of Didier Drogba, Tony Yeboah, Michael Essien, Yakubu and others in recent years, it will come as a surprise to no-one that a new crop of Africans are once again taking the English Premier League by storm.
All in all, 22 Africans have struck the back of the net during the 2012/13 season, demonstrating the strength in depth of the continent’s attack-minded performers.
The list of scorers obviously includes some very familiar names, such as the Senegalese pair of Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse, Côte d’Ivoire’s Yaya Toure, South African star Steven Pienaar and Togolese target man Emmanuel Adebayor. But it also features some surprise guests that have succeeded in getting on the scoresheet in one of the toughest leagues on the planet.
FIFA.com turns the spotlight on five African players currently enjoying some of the finest spells of their careers.
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