Bafana's AFCON squad valued at R532 million

2019-07-09 18:13
Bafana Bafan
Bafana Bafana celebrating their victory over Egypt (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Bafana Bafana's 23-man 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) squad is valued at a cool R532 million (£30 101 760).

That's an average of R23.1 million per player.

According to the Transfermarkt website, Lebo Mothiba, who currently plays for Strasbourg in France’s Ligue 1, is South Africa’s most expensive player at R111.3 million (£6 292 730).

Percy Tau comes in second at R55.6 million (£3 146 994).

Meanwhile, Mamelodi Sundowns’ Hlompho Kekana (R10.3m) and Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Bruce Bvuma (R5.7m) are the lowest on the value chart.

On Wednesday, South Africa face off against Nigeria (kick-off at 21:00 SA time) in a mouth-watering quarter-final AFCON clash at the Cairo International stadium.

The Super Eagles boast players who ply their trade all over Europe with the exception of goalkeepers Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Katsina United, Nigeria) and Amakhosi’s Daniel Akpeyi.

Nigeria’s squad is valued at a staggering R3 trillion (£172.6 million) with Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi the nation’s highest at R558 million (£31.4 million).

That's an average of R133 million per player - more than Bafana's MVP.

South Africa’s Top 5 most valuable players:

1. Lebo Mothiba - Strasbourg, France (R111m)

2. Percy Tau - Brighton, England (R55m)

3. Kamohelo Mokotjo - Brentford, England (R39m)

4. Bongani Zungu - Amiens, France (R39m)

5. Thulani Serero - Vitesse Arnhem, Netherlands (R23.8m)

Nigeria’s Top 5 most valuable players:

1. Wilfred Ndidi - Leicester City, England (R558m)

2. Samuel Chukwueze - Villareal, Spain (R478m)

3. Alex Iwobi - Arsenal, England (R399m)

4. Henry Onyekuru - Everton, England (R207m)

5. Victor Osimhen - Charleroi, Belgium (R207m)

Read more on:    bafana bafana  |  nigeria  |  afcon 2019  |  soccer


Read News24’s Comments Policy


How far will Bafana Bafana progress in this year’s AFCON tournament?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.