Fashion and football may seem like two different games but these five African footballers want to be big players in both. 

Check out what these select five think is à la mode below.

Emmanuel Frimpong

The former Arsenal player launched Stay Dench in 2012 with his cousin, rapper Lethal Bizzle. He may have taken a drop out of the spotlight after a transfer to Barnsley in 2014 but Dench will never die.

Emmanuel went so far as to get some customised kicks with his favourite phrase.
Didier Drogba

The underwear market can be a lucrative business but there’s a lot of competition: think Calvin Klein or Emporio Armani. Drogba decided he wanted a piece of the pie too in 2013 by launching Didier Drogba & Co. by HOM. Maybe he’s got a pair on here. We can’t tell.

He teamed up with Elie Kuame who we interviewed here. What’s different this underwear brand is that part of the profits go to Didier Drogba’s charity.

Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan reportedly has a fashion label called BJ3. The brand supposedly launched in November 2015 but we can’t find any photos. What we do know is he has gone into music with Asa Band. Check it out:

The Black Stars captain made a big move to the Chinese Super League to play for Shanghai SIPG in 2015. He’s a bag of surprises.
Teko Modise

Finally here’s a proper website where you can see the clothes. Fasion Don (that’s spelt correctly) was created by SA footballer Teko Modise. They’ve gotten creative on their search for a designer.

They’re running a competition to find the perfect fit, offering a one-year contract to work with Teko on the line.

Teko with one of the contestants of his designer search.
Samuel Eto'o

Samuel is a classy guy. We’re not sure if that’s him when he was a kid, but either way he likes fashion. A lot.

He’s reported to have launched Samuel Eto’o 9, a new fashion label in 2015 in collaboration with designer Gabriel Pascal Nyemeg Nlend. We’ve seen photos floating around the internet but no website. Maybe next year.

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