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Ranked: 5 Best African Goalkeepers In The World

The year 2021 has seen the rise of great African goalkeepers, who have continued to shake things up.

UrbanNews Gh examines the top five African goalkeepers in club competitions ONLY for the year 2021. 

We assessed our rankings as well as a player’s overall contribution to the game in recent times using a number of statistics (clean sheets, save percentage, goals against, and projected goals against) from last season.

 

1. Edouard Mendy

The Blues goalkeeper is ranked first on this ranking and is one of the greatest in the world right now.

Since his arrival at Stamford Bridge, Mendy has been a revelation. Last season, he guided blues Chelsea to two prestigious trophy wins and to the top of the standings right now.

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He also won the African cup of Nations with the Senegalese team. He is without a doubt Africa’s best.

2. Yassine Bounou

Yassine Bounou is a well-known Moroccan goalkeeper who now plays for Sevilla in La Liga as well as the Moroccan national team.

His moves are incredible; he signed with the Spanish club in 2020 following a loan spell. His abilities have elevated Sevilla’s performance to new heights; he is one of Africa’s greatest.

3. Andre Onana

You can’t talk about the top goalkeepers in Africa without including Andre Onana.

The Cameroon international is a member of both Ajax and the Cameroon senior team.

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He has been sensational since his debut for the Dutch side, and despite some challenges this year, his last season’s achievement was world-class. He is currently ranked third in Africa.

4. Alexandra Oukidja

Alexandra Oukidja, an Algerian goalkeeper, is ranked fourth. He is now the first selection goalkeeper for the Algerian squad and plays for FC Metz in France.

Oukidja was born and raised in France, he is currently 34, but he chose to represent his native nation.

FC Metz’s performance has risen to new heights thanks to his skills and qualities. He also lifted the African Cup of Nations in 2019, and he is currently one of Africa’s greatest players.

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5. Denis Onyango

Denis Onyango, a notable Ugandan goalkeeper, is ranked fifth in Africa. Onyango is 36 years old and currently plays for Mamelodi Sundowns in South Africa. He recently retired from Ugandan national squad.

Onyango is a natural talent who has earned the South African league title five times with his present club. In 2017, he also clinched the CAF champions league and the CAF super cup.

In 2016, the International Federation of Football history named him as the world’s 10th best goalkeeper. He is still considered one of the greatest on the continent today.

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