4 African Footballers Whose Sons Play For Foreign National Team

There are a lot of players of African descent who play for national teams in Europe, America and other parts of the world.

But what you may not know about some of them is that their fathers were also football players, who represented African national teams.

While some of those players of African descent cannot trace their roots to the particular country they come from, some others easily can.

You may be surprised to find out that players like Romelu Lukaku, Leroy Sane and Divorck Origi have fathers who also played football.

But you may be much more surprised that theirfathers played for African national teams while they play for European national teams.

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So here are four African footballers whose sons play for foreign countries.

1. George Weah
Liberian football hero George Weah is recognized as one of the best attackers of his period.

Having played for clubs such as Monaco, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, and Chelsea.

He scored 18 goals in 75 games for the Liberian national team.

However, his son Timothy Weah represents the United States of America rather than Liberia.

2. Roger Lukaku

From 1993 to 1996, Roger Lukaku represented Zaire (now DR Congo), while his two sons, Romelu and Jordan, both represent Belgium at the international level.

3. Souleymane Sane
In his early years, Souleymane Sane represented Senegal, while his son Leroy Sane is a member of the German national team.


4. Mike Okoth Origi

In his younger days, Mike Origi was a striker who appeared in 48 games for Kenya, scoring 17 goals.

His son Divorck Origi, who plays club football for Liverpool, is a member of the Belgian national team.

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