Monday, November 20, 2006

African Players On A High In The World's Best League

The English Premiership is getting more and more exciting for football lovers in Nigeria as well as football fans in the whole of Africa.

The league is not just awash with African Players but is currently being made thick by them. From the biggest club to the smallest, from the table top to the bottom, every team that has ever made an impact this season must be doing so on the impressive run of its pool of African Players.

Chealsea fans in Africa of course have increased in number following the run of their compartriot Didier Drogba and John Mikel Obi.

Arsenal is perfectly anchored by Africans no doubt.But apart from their impact in the teams, Africans are palpably dominating in perfomance.They seem to be the driving force of the premiership. A cursory look at the scorers table conspicously has Kanu Nwankwo at the top, followed by his compatriot Didier Drogba in a league where the likes of Thiery Henry and Andry Schevechenko also ply thier trade.Whether this is only for the time being is not an issue.

In the midfield department, Micheal Essien is arguably the best for now as shown by his recent heroics that has not only help chelsea win some crucial matches this season but has helped the Blues triumph over their European arch rival Bacerlona Fc of Spain.

The premiership heroes can not be talked about without talking about Arsenal's duo of Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Ebuoe. This two have become a fixture at the heart of Arsenal's defence.

Others include but not limited to Obafemi Martins of Nigeria, Yakubu Ayebgeni, Benjani, Lua Lua, and have so far put up perfomances that give hope of a reneissance in African football especially now that the continent prepares to host the world come 2010. African football fans can atleast have something to look up to.

It is worth celebrating as this fits have not been achieved playing in any mediocre league but the world best. Yes! The world's best. In my opinion, there couldn't be a better way to qualify a league that has produced two champions league finalist in two consecutive seasons and won once. To buttress this fact, you only need to take a look at the list of nominees for the world footballer award for this year where a good chunk of them are players from the English league. The highest from any league.

It is high time the world starts giving African Footballers the respect they deserve.This should reflect in sign on fees. Wasting so much money to buy a player like shevy who, f30m later, has scored just 1-2-3 times in the same team with a player like Drogba brought in at an amount, a far cry from this can't just stop scoring is unfair.

African players are the ones making all european leagues thick and should be compensated arcording? Any contrary opinion. Let's here you at the forum!

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