Toure ahead of Man City pal Adebayor as highest earning African player

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is the highest earning African in the game.

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is the highest earning African in the game.

Earning an estimated $13.3 million annually, Toure is ahead of other great African players such as Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba and Michael Essien, according to Forbes magazine.

The Ivorian is joined on the list by his brother Kolo, who also plays for City.

African top eight:

1) Yaya Toure (Manchester City and Ivory Coast) - $13.3 million
2) Samuel Eto’o (Inter and Cameroon) - $12 million
3) Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo and Manchester City) - $12 million
4) Kolo Toure (Manchester City and Ivory Coast) - $10.3 million
5) Frederic Kanoute (Sevilla and Mali) - $8.6 million
6) Didier Drogba (Chelsea and Ivory Coast) - $8 million
7) John Mikel Obi (Chelsea and Nigeria) - $5.8 million
8) Michael Essien (Chelsea and Ghana) - $5.5 million

 
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