View Poll Results: Who is the best striker in Africa ?

Voters
5. You may not vote on this poll
  • Samuel Eto'O

    4 80.00%
  • Didier Drogba

    1 20.00%
  • Amr Zaki

    0 0%
  • Maroune Chamakh

    0 0%
  • Mohammed Zidan

    0 0%
  • Freddy Kanoute

    0 0%
  • Emmanuel Adebayor

    0 0%
  • Mamadou Niang

    0 0%
  • Peter Odemwingie

    0 0%
  • Asamoah Gyan

    0 0%
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Who is Africa's Best Striker

  1. #1
    Super Moderator Pope Bitterz D'Alomo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Asamankese,Japan
    Posts
    7,539

    Default Who is Africa's Best Striker

    Marouane Chamakh

    Former Bordeaux and the Moroccan national team's prince of goals Chamakh’s stock is rising. His Arsenal career has gotten off to a great start and he has already provided their attack with a sense of physicality that has been missing ever since Henry left.

    Mohamed Zidan

    Zidan’s inclusion is based purely on his proven class – he has no present form to speak of thanks to being out of action for months with a knee injury. Nonetheless, it would be crazy to exclude a player who has played a major role in Egypt wining the last two Africa Cup of Nations titles and scored some magical goals along the way.

    Samuel Eto’o

    No explanation needed here. Eto’o is not only one of the best strikers in the world (never mind Africa) but he’s a born winner: back-to-back trebles with Barcelona and Internazionale in 2009 and 2010 tell you everything you need to know.

    Didier Drogba

    Like Eto’o, Drogba’s inclusion in this list is an absolute no-brainer. He’s a one-man wrecking ball for both club and country and his goal scoring return at both levels is undeniably world class. Is there a more effective striker anywhere in the world?

    Asamoah Gyan

    Gyan’s excellent showing in the 2010 World Cup brought him widespread recognition but Ghanaian football followers have known him to be a top performer for several years now.

    His goals-to-games ratio for the Black Stars is superb and don’t be surprised if he becomes one of the Premier League’s top marksmen now that he’s on the books of Sunderland although we are yet to see.

    Frederic Kanoute

    Kanoute may no longer represent Mali, but he remains one of Africa’s best goal-getters. The 33-year-old has been a consistent scorer for Sevilla in domestic and European competitions since joining them in 2005 and is now regarded as one of the best foreign players to have represented the club.

    Peter Odemwingie

    A player who blurs the line between striker and winger, having played in both positions effectively throughout his career. Odemwingie is arguably Nigeria’s key player at present and his excellent showings in the Premier League with West Brom this season makes you wonder why no team in a big league snapped him up before.

    Emmanuel Adebayor

    Sure, Adebayor may be a bench-warmer at Manchester City at present and his international career has stalled after the fallout over the Cabinda terror attacks at the Nations Cup earlier this year. But he remains one of continent’s best strikers and all he needs to prove himself worthy of this list is get regular game time – once that happens, the goals will start to flow again.

    Mamadou Niang

    A hat-trick in the DR Congo in Senegal’s first 2012 Nations Cup qualifier and a blistering start to his Fenerbahce career (he’s the current top scorer in the Turkish top flight) has reminded everyone of what a class act Niang is.

    He scored over 100 goals in French football in the past decade and played a major role in Marseille winning Ligue 1 last season.

    Amr Zaki

    Okay, we know Zaki has been hit or miss when it comes to his club career outside of Egypt and was described by former Wigan manager Steve Bruce as the most unprofessional player he had ever worked with, but you cannot ignore his phenomenal goal return at international level for the Pharaohs. You just can’t.

    Other forwards/strikers who were in consideration:

    Mounir El Hamdaoui (Morocco), Abdelkader Ghezzal (Algeria), Obafemi Martins (Nigeria), Papiss Cisse (Senegal), Ismael Bangoura (Guinea), Yakubu Aiyegbeni (Nigeria), El Hadji Diouff (Senegal), Pierre Webo (Cameroon), Moumouni Dagano (Burkina Faso), Emad Moteab (Egypt), Flavio (Angola), Gervinho (Cote d’Ivoire), Razak Omotoyossi (Benin) Salomon Kalou (Cote d’Ivoire), Souleymane Camara (Senegal), Issam Jemaa (Tunisia), Mbark Boussoufa (Morocco), Jacob Mulenga (Zambia)
    Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. ~Aesop

    Ignorance can be educated,drunkenness sobered,craziness medicated but there is no cure for STUPIDITY


  2. #2
    BBoy T
    Guest

    Default

    This is a tough one. I will go with Eto'O Fils and Drogba as the best on the continent. These two have done it all, what more is there to say ? The rest of the bunch are no where near Drogs and Eto'O. Even Asamoah in there is a joke. lol

  3. #3
    Super Moderator Pope Bitterz D'Alomo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Asamankese,Japan
    Posts
    7,539

    Default

    I will say Eto'O based on his work rate and goal scoring ratio. Eto'O is a more complete striker than Drogba is.
    Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. ~Aesop

    Ignorance can be educated,drunkenness sobered,craziness medicated but there is no cure for STUPIDITY


  4. #4

    Default

    The worst among the bunch is of course Asamoah Gyan, Salomon Kalou should take Asamoah Gyan's place in the top 10 listed. Drogba is the best in Africa hands down.

  5. #5
    Godfather Fashion Yaa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    City of Angels, Cali. USA
    Posts
    1,634

    Default Aboutrekkar (Egypt)

    Isn't the Wizard a striker also or am I wrong? I think he's just faboulous, Mohamed Aboutrekkar


    all go to the same place ;all come from dust and to the dust all return. who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?
    ecclesiastes 3:20-21 :-x

  6. #6
    Bipolar neoxiang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Andromeda Galaxy
    Posts
    1,486

    Default

    I went for Eto. I think he has the pace and firing speed to make any goalkeeper uncomfortable.

  7. #7

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Fashion Yaa View Post
    Isn't the Wizard a striker also or am I wrong? I think he's just faboulous, Mohamed Aboutrekkar
    Aboutrika is an attacking midfielder not striker and yes he is one of the best on the continent in that postition.

  8. #8
    Moderator syc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    808

    Default

    Samuel eto'o ... still going strong

+ Reply to Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •