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These football stars started the new year as the biggest earners in football and we look at their earnings

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With no major changes in contracts expected this year and the January transfer window lurking around, we profile the biggest African football earners.

With the 2o17/18 football season underway, it's fair to say that money dominated last year's headlines. 

Business Insider Sub Saharan Africa has compiled the richest footballers in Africa using net worth data from the Sunday Times rich listForbes, football website Goal.com, and financial services site Gobankingrates.com.

These African footballers started 2018 as the biggest earners in football and we look at their weekly earnings.


Pierre Emerick  Aubameyang (Arsenal - $232,000 approximately N83,991,000)

Gervinho ( Hebei China Fortune - $221,000 approximately N79,560,000)

Guangzhou Evergrande v Hebei China Fortune - CSL Chinese Football Association Super League Round 9 play (VCG via Getty Images)


Mohamed Salah (Liverpool - $160,000 approximately N57,600,000)

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace - $147,000 approximately  N52,920,000)

Stephane Mbia ( Hebei China Fortune - $144,000 approximately N51,840,000)

Demba Ba (Shanghai Shenhua - $139,000 approximately N50,040,000)


Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City - $258,000 approximately N93,400,000)


Obafemi Martins (Shanghai Shenhua - $133,000 approximately N47,880,000)


Sadio Mane (Liverpool - $120,000, approximately N43,200,000)