FIFA 23 is finally here, which means it’s time to get those shortlists ready for your next Career Mode save.
Wonderkids are the lifeblood of any good Career Mode and we’ve got you covered for the best young stars you can sign from Africa in this year’s game. Some of these players have already made their big moves to European clubs, but others are waiting to picked up.
If you want to sign these players cheaply before EA Sports FC comes along then this could be your last chance.
All ratings correct as of 18 May, 2023
Best African wonderkids in FIFA 23
Some of the best players in football history have come from Africa, making it a great place to go looking for the next generation of talent.
In this piece we will look at players aged 19 and under who are listed with an African nationality in FIFA 23. Is there another Mohamed Salah or Achraf Hakimi coming through that you can grab? Let’s take a look!
Amad Diallo (OVR 73 – POT 85)
Team: Sunderland (On Loan)
Position: RM, CAM
Nation: Cote d’Ivoire
The crown of best African wonderkid in FIFA 23 goes to Man United loanee Amad Diallo. The young Ivorian got his big break at Atalanta in 2019 before moving to Manchester United in January 2021 for a reported €25 million, which could go up to €40 million.
In FIFA 23 Diallo has 92 agility, 88 acceleration, 82 sprint speed, and 79 dribbling which makes him a very tricky little winger already. With his high potential, high/medium work rate, and four-star skills he has a bright future ahead of him.
Bilal El Khannouss (OVR 70 – POT 85)
Position: CAM, CM
Next up is Genk’s Moroccan midfielder Bilal El Khannouss. He was born in Belgium and came up through Anderlecht’s youth system before joining Genk in 2019. He represented Belgium up to U18 level before switching to Morocco and being part of their World Cup 2022 squad.
Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (OVR 69 – POT 85)
Team: Sporting CP
Position: LW, RW
Sporting is now at the forefront of developing African talent, as Abdul Fatawu Issahaku is their first of many names in this article. Issahaku started with Steadfast, a club in Ghana, before moving to Sporting in April 2022.
He’s got 86 agility, 86 balance, 84 acceleration, and 74 dribbling along with four-star skill moves and 77 shot power, giving him a great platform to develop from.
Fares Chaibi (OVR 71 – POT 84)
Position: LW, RW, ST
Algeria is becoming something of a football factory, and Fares Chaibi is one of their latest prospects. Starting his career with Lyon before moving to Toulouse in 2019, he got his first international caps with Algeria in 2023.
In FIFA 23 he has 77 short passing, 75 stamina, 75 acceleration, and 75 dribbling, making him more of a well-rounded winger. The only downside is that his development ceiling isn’t as high as the others.
Ousmane Diomande (OVR 71 – POT 84)
Nation: Cote d’Ivoire
See what I meant about Sporting? Another of their players makes our top 5 in the shape of centre back Ousmane Diomande. the Ivorian got his first taste of European football with FC Midtjylland in 2020, but moved to Sporting in January 2023.
Diomande is a 6’3″ powerhouse in FIFA 23. He’s got 86 strength, 74 defensive awareness, 72 sprint speed, and 72 standing tackle. His Medium/High work rate and four-star weak foot gives him a really good balanced profile for FIFA 23.
More African wonderkids in FIFA 23
|Abakar Loubadhe Sylla||Club Brugge||CB||19||69||83|
|Ernest Nuamah||Nordsjaelland||RW, LW, ST||18||68||82|
|Yannis Lagha||Olympique Lyonnais||ST||18||64||82|
|Abdoulaye Kamara||Borussia Dortmund||CM, CDM||17||60||82|
|Pape Sarr||Tottenham Hotspur||CM||19||71||81|
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