The Bundesliga season came to an end on Saturday evening. Cameroonian Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (3 goals), Bayern's striker, is the only African champion of Germany. But the Indomitable Lion, a substitute for Lewandowski, is far from having scored the season like Tapsoba, Wamangituka and Bebou.
Edmond Tapsoba is the real star of Bayer Leverkusen's defense this season. At 22 years old, he is one of the best defenders in the German league. A regular since the start of the season, the Burkina Faso international has been reassuringly solid. He has played 31 games in the 34 rounds of the Bundesliga. He scored one goal.
Recruited from Vitoria SC for 18 million euros during the summer mercato of 2020, Tapsoba quickly won the approval of the club's directors. Technical, calm and clean, the Burkina Faso center-back could become the defender that the big clubs will be snapping up in the coming mercato. Sixth-placed Leverkusen will compete in the Europa League next season.
Wamangituka, the revelation
Silas Wamangituka has scored 11 goals and provided five assists in just 25 league games, making him one of the Bundesliga's biggest revelations this season. Often used as a right-sided striker, the Kinshasa striker has had a blast in his new league with promoted Stuttgart. Moreover, he was named best rookie of the season, a distinction awarded to the best young player making his very first Bundesliga season.
After a successful season in the German second division, the former Paris FC player has once again played a major role in Stuttgart's fine season (9th with one match to go). Bought for 8 million euros in 2019, his value has already tripled on Transfer Markt.
Bebou, a good passer
Ihlas Bebou is used to German football, where he has spent his entire professional career. Ihlas Bebou is having a good season with TSG Hoffenheim. The Togolese with his 9 goals and 8 assists is the most decisive African player in the Bundesliga.
At 27 years old, the former Hannover striker realizes the best season of his career. He is also the club's best passer of the ball in 11th place in the league. His stats show that he is clearly improving. Last season, he recorded 6 goals and 3 assists.