15 Premier League hat-trick heroes from Africa

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Kanu produced a magical treble against Chelsea.
Kanu produced a magical treble against Chelsea..

9 players - one hat-trick

Samuel Eto'o became the ninth player from Africa to score one hat-trick in the Premier League with his treble.

Also on the list is Arsenal legend Nwankwo Kanu, whose famous treble helped Arsene Wenger's side claim an away win against the Blues at a soaking-wet Stamford Bridge back in 1999.

Efan Ekoku was the first African player to score a hat-trick in the EPL, and the first player ever to score four goals in a single game in the newly-formed English top flight, as Norwich gave Everton a beating back in September 1993.

Peter Ndlovu was next, with the Zimbabwean on target for Coventry City in their 3-2 win over Liverpool at Anfield in 1995.

Wigan were the beneficiaries of an Henri Camara treble against Charlton in December 2005, but were on the receiving end in December '09 as Aruna Dindane inspired Portsmouth to a 4-0 win.

Salomon Kalou notched a treble for Chelsea in an emphatic 7-0 win over Stoke at the end of the same season, whilst Somen Tchoyi did the same for West Brom in May 2011 during a 3-3 draw with Newcastle.

The Baggies also got the benefit of Peter Odemwingie's treble against Wolves in an emphatic 5-1 win back in February 2012.

Nine African players with one hat-trick:

Samuel Eto’o

Peter Odemwingie

Somen Tchoyi

Salomon Kalou

Aruna Dindane

Henri Camara

Nwankwo Kanu

Peter Ndlovu

Efan Ekoku

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