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African strikers have started the season with a bang in the English Premier League.  Of the top 10 marksmen so far, 4 are Africans.  

1. Zaki                Wigan Athletic       4
2. Adebayor         Arsenal                3
3. Agbonlahor      Aston Villa            3


4. Defoe              Portsmouth          3
5. Elano               Manchester City    3
6. Mido                Middlesborugh      3
7. Van Persie        Arsenal                3
8. Yakubu            Everton               3

Amr Zaki sits atop the table with 4 goals in 3 games for Wigan. Laic’s chairman Dave Whelan is all ready comparing his new signing to Alan Shearer after what’s been an electrifying start at his new club for the former Zamalek striker.  Hear him talk about his new life in England here and lsten to the BBC's Paul Rowley discussing the Egyptian's impact at his new club. Zaki’s countrymen Mido has found form too with 3 goals for Middlesborugh.  Also with 3 goals is Emmanuel Adebayor of Arsenal and Togo. His hat trick for the gunners in the 4-0 demolition of Blackburn got him off the mark for this campaign.  Nigeria’s Yakubu Aiyegbeni completes the quartet of African marksmen doing the business for their club sides in the Premiership this week. The Everton striker is the Premier League’s most consistent goal scorer averaging around 20 goals a season since he came to England in 2003.