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Opinion: Why African Players are Doing so Well in Europe

At the end of the 2018_19 season, the premier league top scorer award was shared by three African players,sadio mane,salah and Gambian star aubameyang who in addition to algerian skipper mahrez are star names.other popular in the leai are Chelsea's ngolo kante,Wilfred zaha,Alex iwobi,nabby keita , Mendy the Chelsea goal keeper who helped his team win the champions league among other stars.These ain't the only African roots doing well in Europe's elite leagues,french wounder kid kylian mbappe is of cameroonian heritage.Totenham's dele Ali was born in Lagos Nigeria to a Nigerian father.Napoli's koulidou koulibaly is a highly rated defender in the italian league.

 What makes these players tick?

There are many fact that contribute to this seeming dominance .They are classified in two categories: nature (biological) and nurture(environmental).

The first category is the area of psychology of African footaballer going abroad to play.They are highly motivated and prepared to take advantage of all opportunities that come their way.

The second category is environmental.These African players may have gotten a weak training but they are highly gifted and talented.

The dominance of African players may also be attributed to genetics."certain abilities make a footballer successful and these are strength,speed, endurance, and skills" .this is according to a renown Nigerian sports pundit.Except for skills,the rest are inherited.Blacks are endowed with these abilities in the right proportions required in certain positions in football like photo credit:Getty images.

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