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I am the greatest, Eto'o tells Drogba, Diouf

Saturday, 16 May 2020


By Faleye Adetunji

There have been arguments upon arguments among football pundits and players about who the greatest football player to ever come out of Africa is.

In all the arguments, three names of Africa’s finest players have, on many occasions been on the lips of football analysts, each arguing why a certain player should be regarded as the greatest African player.

Interestingly, the names of the top three African players that usually come to mind include, Samuel Eto’o Fills (Cameroon), Didier Drogba, (Cote d’ Voire) and El-Hadji Diouf, (Senegal).

To many, each of these three football players played at the highest level of the game and also contributed immensely to the game of football both at the international level and in Africa. So, their names leading the list of the finest players of African descent should not be a surprise.

Replying to the recent claim by El-Hadji Diouf as the greatest football player to ever come out of the continent, former Barcelona and Cameroon star, Samuel Eto'o says he's Africa's greatest.

"Even if my brother Diouf the last time, with an extra glass, got a little lost, there is no debate," said Inter Milan Treble winner Eto'o.

"None of them [Diouf and Drogba] can come and say that they were at my level or better.

"And it's not the fact that I say it, it's a fact, it's something that is there. I wanted to be number one and I have been throughout my career."

It will be recalled that El-Hadji Diouf recently made the bold claim that he was the greatest striker ever from the continent.

Who is your African greatest footballer?

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