Alan Shearer Snubs Mikel Obi, Names 10 EPL Greatest African Players

Premier league top goal scorer of all time, Alan Shearer has named the 10 greatest African players to have played in the Premier League and he snubbed former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel who excelled at Chelsea.

On the list of the 10 greatest African players in the Premier League, Alan Shearer named the duo of Jay Jay Okocha and Kanu Nwankwo.

Also, former Chelsea defender Celestine Babayaro and Victor Moses were also snubbed by Alan Shearer who is of the opinion that only Okocha and Kanu should be the Nigerians on the list.

According to the report on Soccernet, Alan Shearer explained that he would have ranked Okocha higher, but due to his low goals stat while playing in the Premier League.

Alan Shearer’s reaction about Jay Jay Okocha

“They did remarkably well to get him there really. They got him from PSG, on a free as well, so great business from Bolton. A very good player.

“He didn’t score many goals, though; that is why I’ve got him 10th.”

Who are Alan Shearer’s greatest Africans in Premier League?

1. Didier Drogba

2. Mohamed Salah

3. Sadio Mane

4. Yaya Toure

5. Riyad Mahrez

6. Michael Essien

7. Nwankwo Kanu

8. Emmanuel Adebayor

9. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

10. Austin Okocha

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