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Senegal Stars Dominate As CAF Names AFCON 2021 Best Eleven
- Sadio Mane, Edouard Mendy were the leading Senegalese players to be named in the best eleven of the just ended African Cup of Nations
- Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah , PSG defender Achraf Hakimi , Andre Anguissa and AFCON topscorer Vincent Aboubacar all made the cut
- The team was also made up of players from Burkina Faso, Egypt, Comoros and it was set up in a 4-3-3 formation
Newly-crowned TotalEnergies AFCON 2021 winners, Sadio Mane and Edouard Mendy, and Egyptian forward, Mohammed Salah have been included in the Confederation of African Football’s best team of the just-ended tournament.
The announced of the team was done on Monday evening and it was a collection of the tournament’s best players as determined by the Technical Study Group that was tasked with assessing the football played during the tournament and choosing the various best players from all the matches that were contested during the competition.
In addition to Salah, Mane and Mendy, there were players like Achraf Hakimi of Morocco, Edmund Tapsoba of Burkina Faso and Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon who all made the starting eleven.
Comoros captain, Youssouf M’Changama was named as part of the substitutes together with Collins Fai, Karl Ekambi Toko and Andre Anguissa, all of Cameroon.
In all, the team was made up of players from Cameroon, Morocco, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Egypt and Comoros and it was set up in a 4-3-3 formation.