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Eto’o and Drogba: The only two African Footballers to make the top 25 Highest Goalscorers List For Both Club and Country in the Last 2 Decades.

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Former Cameroon international goal accountant Samuel Eto’o and the Ivorian goal wizard Didier Drogba are the two African Footballers to make the top 25 highest Goalscorers list for both club and Country in the last two decades.

This list consist of footballers who played football from the year 2000 to 2020.

Samuel Eto’o tops the list from an African perspective; as he occupies position number seven in the overall standings with  408 goals in 805 appearances (0.5 goal per game) while the Ivorian wizard Didier Drogba occupies position number 13 with 352 goals in 750 appearances ( 0.45 per game).

It should be noted that, Portugal’s Christiano Ronaldo top the overall standings with 728 goals in 1005 appearances ( 0.73 per game).

Complete list of Top 25 Highest Goalscorers for both club and Country in the last two decades. 

1. Christiano Ronaldo (0.73 goal per game) 728 goals in 1005 appearances.

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2. Lionel Messi (0.81 goal per game) 700 goals in 862appearances.

3. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (0.66 per game) 521 goals in 860 appearances.

4. Robert Lewandoski ( 0.66 per game) 466 goals in 698appearances.

5. Luiz Suarez (0.64 per game) 495 goals in 715 appearances.

6. Sergio Aguero (0.57 per game) 414goals in 733 appearances.

7. Samuel Eto’o (0.5 goal per game) 408 goals in 805appearances.

8. Klass-Jan Hunterlaar ( 0.56 goals per game) 399 goals in 714 appearances.

9. Edinson Cavani (0.58 goal per game) 389 goals in 668 appearances.

10. David Villa (0.52 goal per game)  386 goals in 740 appearances.

11. Thierry Henry ( 0.52 goal per game ) 369 goals in 716 appearances.

12. Wayne Rooney ( 0.42 goal per game) 364 goals in 864appearances.

13. Didier (0.47 goal per game) 352 goals in 750 appearances.

14. Robbie Keane (0.45 goal per game) 340 goals in 743 appearances.

15. Mario Gomez (0.51 goal per game) 336 goals in 665appearances.

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16. Karim Benzema ( 0.45 goal per game) 336 goals in 735 appearances.

17. Gonzalo Higuiain (0.48 goal per game) 336 goals in 769 appearances.

18. Edin Dzeko (0.48 goal per game) 334 goals in 697 appearances.

19. Miroslav Klose (0.42 goal per game) 324goals in 767appearances.

20. Robin Van Persie (0.46 goal per game) 322 goals in 694appearances.

21. Falcao ( 0.56 goal per game) 313 goals in 564 appearances.

22. Hulk (0.51 goal per game) 307 goals in 601appearances

23. Neymar (0.61 goal per game) 305 goals 501appearances.

24. Raul (0.4 goal per game) 298goals in 738appearances.

25. Dirk Kuyt (0.35 goal per game).

It should be noted that, this are the players with the most goals in football for both club and Country since the year 2000, 10 have retired while 15 are still playing.

 

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African Nations gear up as International Football resumes in October.

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CAF member states prepare for the resumption of international football in the continent next month.

Football in the continent,  has been halted for over six months due to the effects of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in March this year.

With many borders through out the continent still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic,   teams in the continent are heading to Europe for next month’s international matches.

Cameroon are traveling to the Netherlands,  Guinea to Portugal, while the Ivory coast,  Nigeria and Tunisia head to Austria,  where it is easier for them to assembly their squads because most of their players are Europe based players.

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It should be noted that, the next FIFA window for international football,  from October 5-13, is the first opportunity for African national teams to play since last November.

FIFA however,  had cancelled the September window for all confiderations but for UEFA  due to the uncertainty over travels around the continent caused CAF to back the resumption of international football in November.

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Next month’s window will see most CAF Member States to play series of friendly matches  in preparation for both the AFCON and world cup qualifiers.

Nigeria have arranged friendlies against the Ivory coast and Tunisia on October 9 and October 13 in Austria,  while five time champions of Africa,  Cameroon will have a friendly against Japan in Utrecht,  after which they will stay in a training camp in the Netherlands for a few more days.

Indomitable Lions coach Antonio Conceicao, this week published a preliminary list of 32 players for the match and camping.

Guinea on their part, will play cape Verde islands on October 10 while the DR Congo travel to Morocco for a training camp and a behind-closed doors international match against their host in Rabat on October 13.

Senegal are also to play Morocco in Rabat on October 9 while the current African champions Algeria are yet to announce their plans but reports say they will also go to Austria.

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Down to the southern hemisphere,  south Africa are trying to organize two friendly matches at home next month against neighboring countries but have yet to finalize arrangements as they await for a possible reopening of their borders in the coming weeks.

 

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CAF President, Ahmad congratulates Ghana’ s President Nana Akufo Addo on his appointment as Chairman of ECOWAS.

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) boss Ahmad has extended his words of congratulations to the Ghana president,  H. E. Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo, on his new appointment as the new chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

President Ahmad’s words were more diplomatic, as this was contained in a letter addressed to the Ghana president on September 14, 2020.

H. E Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo.

“It is my pleasure to extend my congratulations to you on your appointment as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). On behalf of the Executive committee of CAF and personally,  I wish you every success in your endeavors. I am certain that during your chairmanship, ECOWAS will maintain and accelerate its constructive and sympathetic contribution to African Football.  As you embark upon your new responsibilities, I wish to assure you and the people of West Africa of CAF’s continued support and friendship.  I am certain that during your presidency,  ECOWAS will maintain and accelerate its constructive contribution to African Football.  Kindly accept, Mr. President, once again my warm congratulations on your appointment and my best wishes as you prepare to take up thr responsibilities,  and challenges of your new office” the letter read.

President Nana Akufo Addo was elected as the new chairman of ECOWAS on September 8, 2020 at the 57 th summit of the regional bloc held in Niamey, Niger.

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He replaces Nigerian born Muhamadou Issoufour who held the position for one year.

Source: sportsworldghana.com

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CAMEROON Indomitable Lions: The list of 32 players preselected by Antonio Conceiçao Olivera

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Cameroon’s indomitable lion’s gaffer Antonio Conceiçao Olivera, has released through Facebook a list of 32 preselected players for two International friendlies that will take place during the October 2020 FIFA window.

The indomitable lions have 2 big challenges ahead as they face Africa’s reigning champions Algeria and Asian dragons Japan in what will be the first Post COVID-19 matches.

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