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Rio Ferdinand Names Top African Star Among Three Best Keepers in The World
- Edouard Mendy has earned praise from Rio Ferdinand following Senegal's AFCON triumph in Cameroon
- According to Rio, Mendy is easily one of the best goalkeepers in the world alongside Man City's Ederson and De Gea of Man United
- The Chelsea goalkeeper played a central role in the Lions of Teranga's campaign in the continental campaign
Rio Ferdinand has named Chelsea shotstopper Edouard Mendy among the top three best goalkeepers in the world.
Mendy has been in fine shape for both club and country since his switch to Stamford Bridge from Lille in the summer of 2020.
The Senegal international quickly deposed Kepa as Chelsea's number one after his arrival as he went on to help the Blues win the Champions League last season under Thomas Tuchel.
The 29-year-old added more silverware to his cabinet after he played a key part in Seenag's Africa Cup of Nations glory in Cameroon.
What Rio thinks of Mendy's form
Ferdinand has now declared Mendy as one of the best goalkeepers in the world thanks to his consistency in the past year.
Speaking on the FIVE YouTube channel, the Man United legend further included Man City keeper Ederson and Man United's David de Gea in his top three choices of best keepers in the world.
"If I was picking a goalkeeper right now in the world, I think my top three keepers would be – and maybe people say you’re biased because of the Premier League – but it would be Mendy, Ederson, and on form right now De Gea," Rio observed.
"Mendy stands out for me, especially in this last year, he’s been impeccable," he added.
Mendy's reaction to winning the AFCON
While reacting to Senegal's AFCON triumph, Mendy said he was proud to win the continental showpiece with his country.
"We are proud. We have never won it before. We worked really hard to win this trophy and today we won as a group and as a country and that is why I am super proud," he was quoted saying.
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Mane foots medical bill for injured boy
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Sadio Mane was involved in the kind gesture while receiving treatment at a Cameroonian hospital in Bafoussam.
The Liverpool winger had been taken to hospital following a collision with a Cape Verde keeper during the AFCON.
While in his hopsital bed, he got wind of a distressed family that was unable to pay for a medical bill for their injured child.
The Senegalese is understood to have offered the family over £500 to cater for the boy's hospital expenses.