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Top 3 African Players Who Rose From Grass To Grace

1. Yaya Toure – Man With No Boots

Growing up in his native Abidjan along with his other four siblings and his both parents, Yaya Toure often tried to Normalize his childhood experiences but the fact still remained he was born and raised in a poor family.According to the man himself he didn't not have playing boots until he was 10 years because his parents couldn't afford them for him.A dirent quote from him in 2011 read"Boots were very expensive,” and when there are seven in your family, and you say you want to buy a pair your father wants to kill you.” 

2. Sadio Mane – Played With Torn Boots and Shorts

Liverpool talisman Sadio Mane is the reigning African Footballer of the year.Sadio Mane made it to the elite due to his passion of football and his pure talent.Sadio Mane played with his torn boots and shorts during a trial but was able to impress and got a shot as a pro footballer.

3. Jay Jay Okocha – Street Hawker Turned Trick Star

Jay Jay Okocha story is just somehow impressive a young boy who transformed from a street hawker to a great trick star in footballing world.Okocha said he visited his brother in Germany when he didn't even think of playing professional football but as they were playing in the streets one scout saw him and changed his life forever to being a good footballer.

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