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Africa Sports News of Friday, 10 September 2021

Source: goal.com

Gyan, Njitap, Mokoena et. al.: Players with over 100 games for their country [2]

Asamoah Gyan, former skipper of the Black Stars and Ghana's record goal scorer Asamoah Gyan, former skipper of the Black Stars and Ghana's record goal scorer

Quite a sizeable number of African players have attained the 100 threshold of games for their respective national teams.

The most recently celebrated was Nigerian skipper Ahmed Musa, whose teammates feted him after their World Cup Qualifier in Cape Verde.

It turned out that the Nigerian Football Federation, NFF, mistakenly credited Musa with two extra games because FIFA said he had 98 games per their count, a figure the NFF said it deferred to.

This is part II of African players who also acchieved over 100 games for their national teams

Asamoah Gyan - Ghana

Number of caps – 108
First cap – 16 November 2003
Last cap – 8 July 2019
Career span - 15 years, 234 days

Geremi Njitap - Cameroon

Number of caps – 118
First cap – 6 October 1996
Last cap – 24 June 2010
Career span - 13 years, 261 days

Aaron Mokoena - South Africa

Number of caps – 107
First cap – 20 February 1999
Last cap – 10 October 2010
Career span - 11 years, 232 days

Kinnah Phiri - Malawi

Number of caps – 117
First cap – 8 July 1973
Last cap – 20 November 1981
Career span - 13 years, 8 years, 135 days

David Chabala - Zambia
Number of caps – 115
First cap – 10 April 1983
Last cap – 25 April 1993
Career span - 10 years, 15 days

Noureddine Naybet - Morocco

Number of caps – 115
First cap – 9 August 1990
Last cap – 28 January 2006
Career span - 15 years, 172 days


Wael Gomaa - Egypt

Number of caps – 114
First cap – 26 April 2001
Last cap – 15 October 2013
Career span - 12 years, 172 days

Didier Ovono - Gabon

Number of caps – 114
First cap – 29 March 2003
Last cap – 23 March 2019
Career span - 15 years, 359 days

Gilbert Chirwa - Malawi

Number of caps – 112
First cap – 23 June 1981
Last cap – 25 July 1993
Career span - 12 years, 32 days

Ahmed El-Kass - Egypt

Number of caps – 112
First cap – 4 April 1987
Last cap – 6 April 1997
Career span - 10 years, 2 days


Abdel-Zaher El-Saqqa - Egypt

Number of caps – 112
First cap – 8 June 1997
Last cap – 20 January 2010
Career span - 12 years, 226 days

Godfrey Chitalu - Zambia

Number of caps – 111
First cap – 29 June 1968
Last cap – 12 December 1980
Career span - 12 years, 166 days

Francois Amegasse - Gabon

Number of caps – 110
First cap – 13 November 1984
Last cap – 29 January 2000
Career span - 15 years, 77 days

Jonathan Billie - Malawi

Number of caps – 110
First cap – 24 January 1978
Last cap – 13 June 1987
Career span - 9 years, 140 days


Rabie Yassin - Egypt

Number of caps – 110
First cap – 1 October 1982
Last cap – 3 December 1991
Career span - 9 years, 63 days


Joseph Musonda - Zambia

Number of caps – 108
First cap – 6 July 2002
Last cap – 6 June 2014
Career span - 11 years, 335 days


Haruna Niyonzima - Rwanda

Number of caps – 107
First cap – 27 November 2006
Last cap – active
Career span - active

Ahmed Shobair - Egypt

Number of caps – 107
First cap – 17 December 1984
Last cap – 8 November 1996
Career span - 11 years, 327 days