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Serie A Are These Africa’s Best 5 Italian Exports?

African players have been of great exploits across

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Are these Africa's best export to Serie A?

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Before England became the den of football for African players, Serie A held the attraction for African players. Then, the best and biggest stars either played in the colours of Inter Milan, AC Milan, Juventus or any other of the smaller Serie A sides, England and the rest of Europe only had a handful of African players

Many players have done remarkable things in Italy; one of which is George Opong Weah’s double honour in 1995, when he won FIFA Player of the year award, European player award and a host of others

Before and after George Weah had been a player like Abedi Pele, who though was no huge success, he however added a foray to the exploits of his fellow African brothers

African football columnist Ed Dove, listed his best African exports to Serie A, and we highlight them

  1. Samuel Eto’o: Cameroon born international spent two years with Inter Milan between the 2009-2011 season. There he won the Italian Serie A, Italian Super Cup and the UEFA Champions League and was voted fifth best player in the world: he appeared 67 times for Inter Milan and scored 33 goals

  2. George Weah: Arguably the best goal scorer in the middle 90’s, Weah’s prowess however, could not be translated into national team success. He spent five years in Milan where he scored 46 goals in 116 appearances; In 1995 alone, Weah was awarded African Player of the year, European Player of the year and FIFA player of the year, French player of the year and was later adjudged African player of the century.  He won two Serie A titles with AC Milan

  3. Nwankwo Kanu: Papilo spent the 1996-1999 season at Inter Milan where he tasted action in just 17 games, scoring 1 all through the 3 year stay.

  4. Abedi Pele: Ghana’s legend and iconic footballer of the 80’s and early 90’s, Pele starred for Italian club Torino for two years between 1994-1996, making a total appearance of 49 and scoring 11 goals, before the club was relegated to the second division in 1996

  5. Samuel Kuffour: Better known as Sammy, this Ghanaian who was more recognisable at Bayern, was an AS Roma player for three seasons(2005-2008), in the midst of which he had a loan stint at Livorno in the 2006-2007 season, appearing a total 39 times without a record of any goal

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