Premier League Uncut asked Brentford midfielder Frank Onyeka to create his ultimate squad based on the traits of African players who have played in the English Premier League in the past and present.
Onyeka’s team included Nigeria icons Obafemi Martins (ex-Newcastle United striker) and Jay-Jay Okocha (Bolton Wanderers hero), as well as African players who had played for Manchester City, Chelsea, and Arsenal.
Onyeka chose Martins for quickness and former Manchester City player Yaya Toure over Algerian star Riyad Mahrez for passing.
“Mahrez can pass, Yaya Toure also can pass, I think I will go with Yaya, ” the Nigerian said.
“Yaya is fast, he is a box-to-box midfielder, can dribble and shoot, all-round midfielder. I want to add to that game as well.”
For dribbling, shooting, and physicality, he chose Okocha, Martins, and Chelsea great Didier Drogba, respectively.
Onyeka commented on Drogba. : “He scores so many goals, strong, defender’s nightmare.”
The Super Eagles midfielder joined the Bees for a then-club-record cost of 10 million euros last summer and made 20 Premier League games before his injury.
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