Ranked! The 10 best African players right now

Sadio Mane, one of the 10 best African players right now
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Who are the best African players right now? The continent continues to produce its fair share of world-class footballers, so picking out the top 10 was no easy task.

We've tried to balance recent form and overall quality, and have come up with a list which features exhilarating attackers, a defensive colossus and five Premier League-based stars.

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).