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African Footballers with Highest Number of Followers on Instagram



Millions of people across the world watch the game of football daily. The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 was watched by nearly 2 billion people, a record viewership.

It is not only the game of football that is widely followed by fans, players are not left out. Footballers with high followership are more appealing to brands willing to partner.

Below are the top 10 African celebrities with the highest followers on Instagram.

Note: The number of stated followers was as at the time of publication.

1. Mohammed Salah [63.4 million] -Egypt/Liverpool

2. Achraf Hakimi [20.2 million] – Morocco/PSG

The rise in Hakimi’s online presence can be attributed to various factors, with one of the most notable being his highly publicized divorce from Spanish-Tunisian actress Hiba Abouk.

3. Sadio Mane [16.6 million] – Senegal/Al-Nassr

4. Didier Drogba [15.3 million] – Cote d’Ivore/retired footballer

5. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang [13.9 million] – Gabon/Marseille

6. Riyad Mahrez [12.5 million] – Algeria/Al-Ahli

7. Hakim Ziyech [11.3 million] – Morocco/Galatasaray (on loan from Chelsea)

8. Samuel Eto’o [6.8 million] – Cameroon/retired footballer

9. Yassine Bounou [6.6 million] – Morocco/Al Hilal

10. Mohamed Elneny [5.8 million] – Egypt/Arsenal

11. Victor Osimhen [3.6 million] – Nigeria/Napoli

12. Edouard Mendy – Senegal/Al-Ahli


The information in this article was curated from online sources. NewsWireNGR or its editorial team cannot independently verify all details.

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