African football continues to dominate the global stage, with the continent’s forwards making a significant impact in various leagues worldwide. In this report by Sporty9ja, we highlight the top ten African strikers who have lit up the football world this season, including four Nigerian stars.
At the top of the list is Kenya’s Michael Olunga, who has been sensational in Qatar, leading the scoring charts with an astonishing 33 goals. Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen follows closely behind with 31 goals, earning him the distinction of becoming the first African to win the Serie A topscorer award.
Togo’s Kodjo Fo Doh Laba comes in joint-second with Osimhen, making a significant impact in the UAE Pro League with 31 goals. Egyptian superstar Mohamed Salah has been a consistent goal threat for Liverpool, netting an impressive total of 30 goals across various competitions.
Cameroon’s Jean-Pierre Nsame has been an excellent signing for Swiss Super League club Young Boys, with 30-year-old forward’s exceptional performances propelling his team to success. Senegal’s Mbaye Diagne has been a standout performer in the Süper Lig, playing for Fatih Karagümrük, with an impressive tally of 25 goals.
Morocco’s Abderrazak Hamdallah has been a goal-scoring machine for Saudi Pro League club Al-Ittihad, showcasing his exceptional goal-scoring ability with 25 goals this season. Samir Hadji has been making waves in the Luxembourgian club F91 Dudelange, netting 20 goals in the BGL Ligue.
Flying the flag of Namibia with distinction, Peter Shalulile has been a standout performer for Mamelodi Sundowns in the South African Premier Division, tallying an impressive 23 goals across various competitions. Nigerian forward Yusuf Otubanjo made his mark in the Armenian Premier League, representing Pyunik, with 21 goals this season.
Super Eagles striker Terem Igobor Moffi has been a revelation in Ligue 1, smashing in a combined 21 goals for Lorient and OGC Nice this season. The experienced Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo played for Saudi Arabian Pro League club Al-Hilal, contributing 21 goals to his team’s cause.
Finally, representing the Democratic Republic of Congo, Elvis Sukisa Mashike has impressed in the Maltese Premier League with Ħamrun Spartans, firing home 21 goals this season.
These top ten African strikers have left an indelible mark on the football world this season, and their remarkable performances have elevated them to the status of some of the best players on the continent. As they continue to shine on the global stage, football enthusiasts can look forward to more fantastic displays from these exceptional players.