Kanu, Okocha, Mikel Make Premier League Best Africa XI 

football07 July 2023 12:00

After an incredible 2022/2023 Premier League season, SuperSport unveiled the ultimate Africa XI as voted for by fans, covering the first 30 years of amazing PL action.

Super Eagles and Arsenal Football Club legend, Kanu Nwankwo, former Chelsea midfielder, Mikel Obi and former Bolton Wanderers and Super Eagles captain, Jay Jay Okocha, were included in the greatest Africa XI in the world's most popular league. 

The list was announced by SuperSport, the official broadcast rights owner of the Premier League in Africa, at a Gala Night in Lagos on Thursday. 

Premier League Africa XI was voted by football fans across Africa, as part of activities marking the 30th anniversary celebration of the Premier League.


Other African Premier League legends on the list are former Arsenal defender, Kolo Toure; former Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy; Manchester City winger, Ryad Mahrez; Chelsea legend, Michael Essien; former Liverpool striker, Sadio Mane; Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah; Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba and Manchester City legend, Yaya Toure. 

Speaking on the essence of Premier League Africa XI project, CEO Designate, SuperSport, Rendani Ramovha said: "It has been an amazing journey. To have a partnership of 30 years with the Premier League and bringing the trophy to Lagos is special. It has been twelve months of consistency. Our core objective is to be obsessed with the fans. Our objective at SuperSport is to impact people's lives through sports. This is about giving the fans a voice and they have made their choice. All I feel about this is gratitude."

Between March 24 and June 30, a 30-man list was presented to football fans across Africa to vote for their best African footballers to have graced the EPL, on SuperSport website. Players with the highest number of votes were announced as Premier League's greatest Africa XI.