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Enyeama In Top-6 African Ligue 1 Values

Out-of-favour Lille Metropole of France goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama is still in the spotlight at his base in France, as he has been ranked the joint-sixth top earner among African players plying their trade in the European nation.

Latest money figures released by pundits in France reveal that Enyeama earns 180,000 euros per month, to rank high among Ligue 1’s African top earners, led by AS Monaco’s Senegalese star, Keita Baldé.

Though Enyeama currently does not have his name on Lille’s first team roster this season, he still takes home 180,000 euros every month at the club (equivalent of N79.2m).

Last season, Enyeama received a salary of €150,000 per month, meaning his take home pay has now increased by €30,000.

Baldé is the highest earning African in Ligue 1, with a monthly salary of 340,000 euros, followed by former Chelsea youngster, Bertrand Traore, who pockets 300,000 euros every month at Lyon.

Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar is the best paid player in France, the Brazilian receives more than 3 million euros monthly, excluding individual and team bonuses.

The top 10 highest paid Africans In Ligue 1 are: 1. Keita Baldé (Senegal, Monaco): 340,000 euros monthly, 2. Bertrand Traoré( Burkina Faso, Lyon): 300,000 euros, 3. AymenAbdennour (Tunisia, Marseille): 250,000 euros, 4. RachidGhezzal (Algeria, Monaco): 200,000 euros, and 5. Clinton Njie (Cameroon, Marseille): 190,000 euros.

Others are 6. Maxwel Cornet (Ivory Coast, Lyon): 180,000 euros, 6. Vincent Enyeama (Nigeria, Lille): 180,000 euros, 8. WahbiKhazri (Tunisia, Rennes): 140,000 euros + 40,000 euros paid by Sunderland (lending club), 9. DiafraSakho (Senegal, Rennes): 150,000 euros, 10. YassineBenzia (Algeria, Lille): 120,000 euros, and 10. PrejuceNakoulma (Burkina Faso, Nantes): 120,000 euros

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