Success in modern football is often dictated by money. Or, to put it another way, the most successful squads are usually the most valuable, too.

African football expert, Nuhu Adams finds the player with the highest transfer value to be worth €2.2m, with many Egyptian players from various departments of the pitch featuring prominently on the list.

The algorithm used by Nuhu Adams factors in variables based on the player’s performance for club and country, age, position and the economic level of the club they play for.

Al Ahly are the club with the most players in the top 11 with four, while Mamelodi Sundowns and Pyramids contributed two each. Kaizer Chiefs, Raja Club Atletic, Esperance Tunis all have one player featuring but unfortunately, no Ghanaian featured on the list.

Check out the full list of the top 11 most valuable players based in Africa.

1. Mohamed El Shenawy

Position: Goalkeeper

Age: 31

Club and Country: Al Ahly SC and Egypt

Estimated transfer value: €2.2million

2. Thapelo Morena

Position: Midfielder

Age: 26

Club and Country: Mamelodi Sundowns and South Africa

Estimated transfer value: €1.4million

3. Wilfried Kanon

Position: Defender

Age: 26

Club and Country: Pyramids FC and Ivory Coast

Estimated transfer value: €1.8million

4. Badr Banoun

Position: Defender

Age: 26

Club and Country: Raja Club Athletic

Estimated transfer value: €1.4million

5. Ali Maaloul

Position: Defender

Age: 30

Club and Country: Al Ahly SC and Tunisia

Estimated transfer value: €1.8million

6. Fousseny Coulibaly

Position: Midfielder

Age: 30

Club and Country: Espérance Tunis

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Estimated transfer value: €1.3million

7. Andile Jali

Position: Midfielder

Age: 30

Club and Country: Mamelodi Sundowns

Estimated transfer value: €1.2million

8. Mohamed Magdy Afsha

Position: Midfielder

Age: 24

Club and Country: Al Ahly SC

Estimated transfer value: €1.5million

9. Hussein El Shahat

Position: Midfielder

Age: 28

Club and Country: Al Ahly SC and Egypt

Estimated transfer Value: €1.5million

10. Abdallah El Said

Position: Midfielder

Age: 34

Club and Country: Pyramids FC

Estimated transfer value: €2million

11. Khama Billiat

Position: Midfielder

Age: 29

Club and Country: Kaizer Chiefs and Zimbabwe

Estimated transfer value: €1.9million

by Myke Alonso

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