3 ex and current Nigeria internationals; Mikel Obi, Kanu Nwankwo and Austin Okocha have been named in the top 10 African Richest Footballers list.

The study was conducted and published by French publication, Footendirect. I really don’t believe Okocha and Kanu are richer than Mikel. What is however difficult to ascertain is if the list was drawn up before or after Kanu’s recent setback.

10 Richest African Footballers

1. Samuel Eto’o/Antalyaspor: $202million

2. Yaya Touré/Manchester City: $170million

3. Didier Drogba/Montreal: $155million

4. Jay-Jay Okocha: $150million

5. Nwankwo Kanu: $100million

6. Michaël Essien/Panathinaïkos: $70million

7. Emmanuel Adebayor/Libre: $57million

8. Obi Mikel/Chelsea: $50million

9. Kolo Touré/Liverpool: $43million

10. Sulley Muntari/Al-Ittihad: $40million