Africa’s lost sons who play professional football for western nations

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By Annette Amondi

 

With African countries being looked at as possible dismal performers in the Russia 2018 world cup many western nations have players from whose roots stem from African countries playing for them.

The endless list of Africa’s lost sons is endeless and dates back years.

Here are some of the sons that Africa regrets not lifting.

Portugal: Manuel Fernandes, Ricardo Perreira & Gelson Martins from Cape Verde, Joao Mario & William Carvalho from Angola.

Denmark: Mathias Jorgensen from Gambia, Yussuf Poulsen from Tanzania and Pione Sisto Uganda & South Sudan.

France so far has the most with Africans on the national team.The team has Presnel Kimpembe, Steven N’zonzi & Steve Mandanda from DR Congo, Samuel Umtiti from Cameroon, Paul Pogba from Guinea, Kylian Mbappe from Cameroon & Algeria, Ousmane Dembele from Mauritania & Mali, Corentin Tolisso from Togo, N’Golo Kante from Mali, Blaise Matuidi from Angola & DR Congo, Adil Rami  from Morocco, Nabil Fekir from Algeria, Djibril Sidibe & Benjamin Mendy from Senegal.

Switzerland: Francois Moubandje, Breel Embolo & Yvon Mvogo from Cameroon, Manuel Akanji a Nigeria national, Gelson Fernandes from Cape Verde, Denis Zakaria from South Sudan & DR Congo, Johan Djourou (Cote D’Ivoire)

Germany:Sami Khedira from Tunisia, Antonio Rudiger fromSierra Leone, Jerome Boateng  from Ghana.

Sweden:Martin Olsson from Kenya and Isaac Kiese Thelin from DR Congo.

Belgium:Vincent Kompany, Romelu Lukaku, Youri Tielemans, Dedryck Boyata & Michy Batshuayi all from DR Congo, Marouane Fellaini & Nacer Chadli from Morocco and Mousa Dembele from Mali.

England:Danny Welbeck from Ghana and Dele Alli from Nigeria.

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