Top 5 African Midfielders right now

Alex Iwobi and André-Frank Zambo Anguissa are currently among the best central midfielders in the world right now.

Both players are extremely important to their club’s rise in fortune or consistency as the case may be.

But who are the other African midfielders currently making waves in Europe?

In this article, SportsRation profiles the top five African midfielders in the world right now.

5. Sofyan Amrabat (Fiorentina, Morocco)

Sofyan Amrabat is one of the best African midfielders right now.

The Fiorentina midfielder was linked with moves to some top European clubs this summer but a move never materialized.

Just as he was last season, Sofyan Amrabat, has carried on with his explosiveness and solid display in the midfield for Fiorentina.

He is currently one of I Viola’s best players this season.

4. Thomas Partey (Arsenal, Ghana)

Thomas Partey season has been plagued with different on-pitch and off-pitch issues – injuries, and the rape allegation.

But when fit and on the pitch, Thomas has been instrumental to Arsenal’s title charge. He has been involved in five Premier League games and scored once.

His importance to Arsenal was highlighted on Saturday during their 3-1 win against Tottenham in the North London derby.

He scored a goal, completed 52 of his passes, and had 7 ball recoveries.

3. Alex Iwobi (Everton, Nigeria)

Alex Iwobi in action against West Ham
Alex Iwobi in action against West Ham

Alex Iwobi is arguably one of the top five central midfielders in the Premier League right now.

The Nigerian midfielder has been top for Everton this season – consistently giving nothing short of excellence for the Toffees.

He single-handedly dragged Everton to first-two Premier League wins of the season. Alex Iwobi has assisted 3 goals in 8 Premier League games this season.

Alex Iwobi’s contribution to Everton’s return to form was acknowledged with his play of the month nomination and man of the match award in their first league win of the season.

2. Ismaël Bennacer (AC Milan, Algeria)

Ismael Bennacer in action for Mila

Ismaël Bennacer was a key figure in Milan capturing their first Italian Serie A title in years when they did last season.

Just like last season, Ismaël Bennacer has been consistent for Milan. This season has scored a goal in eight Serie A games.

Apart from his defensive work alongside Tonali in Milan midfield 2, he has been useful in creating chances for his teammates.

So far this season in Serie A, Ismaël Bennacer is in the top 10 players for Key Passes, and he is in the top 5 of midfielders in Europe for Chance Creation, Dribbles Completed, and also Interceptions.

1. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Napoli, Cameroon)

Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa celebrating one of his goals against Torino


André-Frank Zambo Anguissa is not just the best midfielder in Africa right now, he is currently one of the best central midfielders in the world.

Talk about explosiveness, tackles, interceptions, dribbles, and chance creation – André-Frank Zambo Anguissa has it all.

His impact on Serie A chasing Napoli cannot be over-emphasized. Over the weekend, André-Frank Zambo Anguissa was named the man of the match as Napoli beat Torino to remain top of the Serie A log.

The Cameroonian scored two out of the three goals scored against Ola Aina’s Torino.

André-Frank Zambo Anguissa has scored three goals and assisted three in his last six games in all competitions.

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