Current African Best Midfielders In Football

Current African Best Midfielders In Football

Ever wondered who the current best midfielders are in Africa?

Midfielder in a game of football is literally the alpha and omega of a team that strengthens both the midfield and the linking up the attack and defense of the team.

Defensive and offensive responsibilities are no doubt the prerequisite of a brilliant midfielder, which means as a midfielder you should be able to pass the ball with grit and support the team defensively with great intelligence.

Current African Best Midfielders In Football

Wilfred Ndidi – (Leicester City/Nigeria)

Current African Best Midfielders In Football

In the last two or three seasons, Ndidi has continued to prove to the world that he’s one of the best defensive midfielders in the world and most importantly the Premier League.

The former Genk midfielder reading of the game is second to none and with the current stats of the best midfielders in the world, he’s rated as an excellent tackler who is also very good in the air.

With an average of 3.62 tackles per 90 minutes, it suggests the Nigeria international is obviously a brilliant midfielder in terms of his work rate and how well he gets the ball off the oppositions.

The AFCON is currently on in Cameroon, if you haven’t seen him go about his business in the midfielder protecting his team and the defense watch him closely on Saturday against Sudan.

Franck Kessie – (AC Milan/Ivory Coast)

Current African Best Midfielders In Football

Kessie has no doubt established himself as one of the best African midfielders playing his trade in Europe’s top-flight league with AC Milan.

The Ivorian is known for his excellent ability to win and keep the ball rolling in midfield especially when his team is attacking. Kessie played an important role in the Rossoneri’s midfield last season before injury kept him out of the team for a while, but he thereafter came back stronger for the Italian giant.

The midfielder is currently part of the Ivory Coast squad at the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon, and has been decent enough for the Elephants since the commencement of the tournament.

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Idrissa Gueye – (Paris Saint Germain/Senegal)

Current African Best Midfielders In Football

Gueye has always shown he’s a brilliant midfielder right from his days at Everton and since moving to France with Paris Saint Germain, he’s fit seamlessly into the team alongside Verratti in midfield.

The Senegalese have a great ability in winning the ball and helping his team control the midfield when under pressure from the opposition.

Stats has it that he’s averaged over 3.49 tackles per 90 and also completed an outstanding 92.57% passes minutes in Ligue 1 since he moved to Paris Saint Germain.

The fact about Gueye is that is a top-notch midfielder who can go toe to toe with some of the best in world football, as such the Senegalese is one of the African best.

Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa – (Napoli/Cameroon)

Current African Best Midfielders In Football

When Fulham signed Anguissa from Ligue 1 during their return to the topflight from the Championship, it was obvious they signed a brilliant midfielder.

The Cameroonian is an excellent midfielder especially with the ball at his feet, and to back that up with stats he’s had 29 take on in Serie A this season with his ability to carry the ball in the midst of oppositions without any form of fear.

With Cameroon hitting the ground running in the AFCON, Napoli’s midfielder is surely bringing all of his know-how to the fore in helping his country perform credibly well in the competition.

Thomas Partey – (Arsenal/Ghana)

Current African Best Midfielders In Football

Partey is gradually growing into the kind of midfielder he was at Atletico Madrid where he played with great confidence and grit in Rojiblancos’ midfield.

But at Arsenal, the Ghanaian had a very slow start to life due to injuries and low form, however, he has since been showing his quality and established himself as one of the best in that midfield role.

The former Atletico Madrid is an excellent passer and dribbler of the ball and has completed 85.32% of his passes this season in the Premier League with more to even come from him at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

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