MOHAMED SALAH IS THE KING OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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The 25-year-old’s exploits on the field of play so far has earned him a grand reputation as the most followed footballer from the continent.

Egypt’s Mohamed Salah is the leading African footballer with the highest followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter combined.

A report released by German-based research company, Result Sports earlier this week revealed that the Liverpool forward tops a list of 60 African football stars on social media with 18,107,322 followers.

Salah leads the 17 Egyptian footballers on the list with 7,600,071 fans on Facebook, 6,709,967 followers on Instagram and 3,797,284 followers on Twitter.

The 2017 African Player of the Year who has been in sterling form in the English Premier League this season with 17 goals in 21 games so far displaced Didier Drogba [16,306,174 followers], Samuel Eto’o [12,871,174 followers] and Egypt legend, Mohamed Aboutrika [11,717,497 followers] to the second, third and fourth spots respectively.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang occupies the fifth spot with 7,132,216 followers across the three social media platforms while 2017 African Player of the Year runner-up, Sadio Mane is nowhere near the top 30 football stars in the ranking with his 1,524,351 followers.

Amr Gamal, Victor Moses, Michael Essien, Yaya Toure, Demba Ba, Emmanuel Adebayor, Islam Slimani, Kwadwo Asamoah, Yannick Bolasie made up the top 30 most followed African stars on social media.

Alex Iwobi joins Moses on the list, while Itumeleng Khune leads South African players in the 36th spot with 1,185,098 fans in the digital community.

Mbwana Samatta sits in the 46th spot as the only Tanzania international on the list, Kelechi Iheanacho made it three Super Eagles players on the list ahead of Kenya’s Victor Wanyama who is placed 52nd with 560,907 followers while Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly sit at the bottom of the 60-man list with 437,327 followers.

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