By Emmanuel Adeleke
Football among sports has been seen as a lucrative business, due to the attractive and fat weekly and monthly take home of the players.
Some players are fond of living a life that is full of fun and luxuries during their free or season break.
Some of them, due to their love for exotic cars decorate their garages with different types of classic and latest cars while some lavish their money on expensive jewelries.
Apart from living in mansions and driving exotic cars, some footballers have eased their movement from one location to another by acquiring private jet. And African footballers are not left behind.
Here is a list of African strikers who own private jets
- Mohamed Salah
Mohammed Salah is an Egyptian footballer who plays for Liverpool and captains the Egyptian national team.
Salah is one of the highest-paid African footballers in the world and one of the greatest African players of all time.
Salah earns an estimated annual salary of £18.2 million at Liverpool.
Due to his fantastic and creative style of play, he was nicknamed the Egyptian Messi. The African superstar won the Premier League golden boot valued at about $40 million.
He has won notable awards including African player of the Year (2018); BBC African Footballer of the Year, 2017; CAF Most Promising Talent of the Year (2012); FIFA Puskas Award (2018); Premier League Golden Boot (2017,2019).
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a Gabonese football star and currently plays as a striker for Spanish La Liga, Barcelona.
His net worth is estimated to be $13 million, which gave him access to the best things in life. He cruises around in a customised Lamborghini featuring the signature “A” on the bonnet and an ultra-shiny, metallic paint-work. He is one of the African footballers with a private jet.
- Samuel Eto’o
Samuel Eto’o is a Cameroonian football administrator and former strike.
He is currently the president of Cameroonian Football Fedaration. Eto’o was a talented and skillful footballer during his playing days. He is one for the football greats to have come out out of Africa.
He played in Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea and had over 200 career goals to his name. Notable amongst the awards won by Eto’o is the African Player of the year award which he won on four occasions.
Eto’o’s worth is put at $95 million.
4. Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba is an Ivorian retired professional footballer who played as a striker. He is the all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ivory Coast national team.
He won the African footballer of the Year in 2006 and 2009.
Didier Drogba played for a few teams in Europe amongst which is Chelsea. He is also one of the African footballers with a private jet. His net worth is roughly estimated at $90 million.
- Asamoah Gyan is also on the list of owners of private jets in Africa.
Asamoah Gyan is a Ghanaian professional footballer who last played as a striker for Legon Cities FC in his home country. He is the all-time top scorer and former captain of the Ghanian national team. Nicknamed ‘Baby Jet’, Asamoah Gyan has played a key role in promoting the Black Stars team.
He has also played for other football clubs including Stade Rennais, Sunderland and Al Ain FC in Saudi Arabia etc.
He is the owner of Baby Jet Airline, and it was recently reported that he acquired an air carrier travel license for his airline. His net worth is said to be around $23 million.
- Emmanuel Adebayor
Emmanuel Adebayor is a Togolese professional footballer who plays as a striker for Togolese Championnat, National Club Semassi. Adebayor is known for his expensive taste in luxury. He has played in Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur,Manchester City and Real Madrid.
He is said to worth about $45 million.
Adebayor lives a life of comfort-from riding in a Rolls Royce to living in an expensive mansion. He also owns a private jet valued at millions of dollars.