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Who are the top African goalscorers in Premier League history? Liverpool star Sadio Mane set to hit 100 goals while Mohamed Salah closing in on Chelsea legend Didier Drogba’s record

Liverpool star Sadio Mane is closing in on another milestone as he’s just one goal away from scoring 100 times in the Premier League.

The Senegalese hit his century in all competitions for the Reds last month, helping the club to a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace at Anfield.

Mohamed Salah and his teammate Sadio Mane for a formidable partnership for Liverpool

And now, the 29-year-old has the chance to hit 100 Premier League goals in Liverpool’s trip to Watford on Saturday which will be live on talkSPORT.

Mane thought he had scored his first in England’s top-flight in Southampton’s historic 8-0 win over Sunderland back in 2014.

However, his effort was later credited as a Patrick van Aanholt own-goal leaving Mane to wait another week for his maiden Premier League strike which came in a 1-0 home win over Stoke.

The winger – who also scored on his Liverpool debut – is now the third highest African goalscorer in Premier League history with 99.

Mane had to wait an extra seven days for his first Premier League goal after this effort was ruled a Patrick van Aanholt own-goal

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Mane had to wait an extra seven days for his first Premier League goal after this effort was ruled a Patrick van Aanholt own-goal

Salah failed to make the grade at Chelsea but scored his first in England at Stamford Bridge

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Salah failed to make the grade at Chelsea but scored his first in England at Stamford Bridge

He is still behind Reds teammate Mohamed Salah who is on 103 goals in 165 appearances – which is 71 less than Mane’s 236 outings.

Although the Egyptian has bagged the bulk of his strikes under Jurgen Klopp, the forward’s first effort came during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Salah, 29, scored as a late substitute in Chelsea’s 6-0 win over London rivals Arsenal in Arsene Wenger’s 1,000th game in charge in 2014.

The ex-Roma star is now chasing down a Blues icon in his effort to become the highest African goalscorer in Premier League history.

Drogba just about remains at the top

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Drogba just about remains at the top

Ivory Coast legend Didier Drogba is just one goal ahead of Salah having netted 104 times in 254 appearances over two spells at Chelsea.

Emmanuel Adebayor is fourth after spells at Manchester City and north London rivals Arsenal and Spurs while Everton hero Yakubu is fifth.

Alergia’s Riyad Mahrez has a steep job hoping to break into the top five and is now one goal ahead of Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Top African goalscorers in the Premier League

Didier Drogba (Chelsea)

Mohamed Salah (Chelsea, Liverpool)

Sadio Mane (Southampton, Liverpool)

Emmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal. Man City, Tottenham, Crystal Palace)

Yakubu Ayegbeni (Portsmouth, Middlesbrough, Everton, Blackburn)

Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City, Man City)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)

  • Goals: 66
  • Appearances (120)

Yaya Toure (Man City)

Nwankwo Kanu (Arsenal, West Brom, Portsmouth)

Efan Ekoku (Norwich, Wimbledon)

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