Africa can be viewed as a blessed continent for the talent it produces. This includes legendary footballers who have made the continent proud overseas. Some of these footballers are siblings who hail from different states in Africa. M.J Somoni in this blog has listed some successful siblings who have reached the peak of the game.
10) Kolo, Yaya and Ibrahim Toure.
These brothers were born and raised in Ivory Coast. Kolo and Yaya Toure have featured in the English Premier League as Ibrahim still plays for the Egyptian team Misr El Makasa. Kolo and Yaya Toure’s achievements include helping Manchester City win the FA cup in the 2010/2011 season.
9) Kevin Prince and Jerome Boateng.
These half-brothers’ names went down into history books when they met at the 2010 World Cup on opposing teams. Kevin represented his birth country Ghana as Boateng represented Germany. Currently, Kevin plays for AC Milan as Boateng shines in Bayern Munich colors.
8) Andre, Jordan and Rahim Ayew.
The trio have followed the footsteps of their father, Abedi Pele. Andre and Jordan play for Marseille in France while the youngest brother, Rahim plays for Lierse in Belgium. The trio have been a crucial element of the victorious Ghanaian National team.
7) MacDonald Mariga, Victor Mugubi, Thomas and Sylvester Wanyama.
These four siblings have their roots in Kenya. They all began very humbly before MacDonald Mariga made a breakthrough to Inter in 2010. This was followed by Victor moving to Celtic before joining Tottenham Hotspurs where he currently plays as a midfielder. Thomas and Sylvester play for Sofapaka and Sony Sugar respectively in the Local League.
6) Kalu and Ikechukwu Uche.
The duo were born in Nigeria. Kalu joined Almeria in Spain though he has been focusing more on his National team lately. He represented his country at the 2010 African Cup of Nations. Ikechukwu on the other hand is trying to find his feet in the Real Zaragoza team in Spain.
5) Asamoah and Baffour Gyan.
Asamoah Gyan became a household name when he lead his National team to the quarter-finals of the FiFA World Cup before he missed a penalty against Uruguay. Though they were knocked out of the competition, his impressive skills found him a chance in Sunderland. His brother plays for the Ghana National team.
4) Arouna and Bakari Kaone.
These two siblings hail from the Ivory Coast. They have been key players in their National team. Arouna plays for Sevilla while Bakari plays for Lekhwiya in Qatar. Bakari boasts of his 70 goals while still playing in France for Lorient, Nice and Marseille.
3) Christopher and Felix Katongo.
The duo were born and raised in Zambia. Christopher plays for Henan Construction in China while Felix plays for the Libyan club Al Ittihad. Both have been regular members of their National team since 2003.
2) Itumeleng and Lucky Khune.
Itumeleng and Lucky Khune hail from South Africa. Itumelang plays as a keeper as his brother works himself out as a striker. Itumeleng saw his career reach its peak when he appeared at the 2010 World Cup as the first choice goalkeeper. Lucky on the other had has been having troubles fitting into his current squad as he plays for the Kaizer Chiefs.
1) Mustapha and Youssouf Hadji.
The duo hail from Morocco. Mustapha has already retired having played for seven clubs in Europe. Youssouf plays for Nancy and has been a key player for the team. The two happen to have a younger brother who plays in the German lower leagues.