Victor Boniface Out, Mohammed Kudus In: French Broadcaster Names African Team of the Season

Victor Boniface Out, Mohammed Kudus In: French Broadcaster Names African Team of the Season

Edwin Kiplagat
May 29, 2024 at 1:48 PM
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  • A French broadcaster has named their African Team of the Season
  • Mohammed Kudus has made the team, but Victor Boniface hasn't
  • Stuttgart striker, Serhou Guirassy, was also included in the team

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French broadcaster, Canal+, has named their African Team of the Season, but some big names are missing.

African Footballer of the Year, Victor Osimhen, and Bundesliga Champion, Victor Boniface, are missing.

New African stars emerged in 2023/24, while established pros like Ademola Lookman continued to prove their worth.

Mohammed Kudus, Victor Boniface, Victor Osimhen, Ronwen Williams, Africa, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ademola Lookman, Serhou Guirassy, Achraf Hakimi, AFCON
Victor Boniface had a better individual season than Mohammed Kudus. Photos by Rob Newell - CameraSport and Jörg Schüler/Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
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The biggest winners in the 2023/24 season were Bayer Leverkusen stars Boniface, Edmond Tapsoba, Odilon Kossounou, Amine Adli, and Nathan Tella. They won the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal at the German club.

Lookman bagged a hat-trick in the Europa League final for Atalanta, handing them a historic trophy. Canal+ made some obvious and controversial choices in the team.

They named Ronwen Williams, Tapsoba, Kossounou, Chancel Mbemba; Achraf Hakimi, Pape Matar Sarr, Mohammed Kudus, Wilfried Singo; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Serhou Guirassy, and Ademola Lookman.

Williams captained South Africa to a third-place finish at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The South African also won the DStv Premiership with Mamelodi Sundowns.

He is the only player based in Africa on the team. Kudus and Sarr had decent campaigns in the Premier League. Hakimi and Singo also impressed in Ligue 1.

Aubameyang was the Europa League player of the season, while Guirassy scored 28 Bundesliga goals to help Stuttgart finish second ahead of Bayern Munich.

Mohamed Salah, Boniface and Osimhen are notable absentees on the team. Osimhen finished the season 10th with Napoli.

Boniface wins Bundesliga award

Sports Brief earlier reported on Boniface winning a Bundesliga award as the Rookie of the Season award after a magical first season in Germany.

The ex-Bodø/Glimt star won the league award ahead of Borussia Dortmund's Ian Maatsen, Hoffenheim's Maximillian Beier, and Leipzig's Xavi Simons.

Kudus evaluates his first season at West Ham

Sports Brief also previously reported on Kudus assessing his first season at West Ham after impressing in the Premier League.

The Ghanaian performed decently in a difficult season at the club. He scored important goals and instantly became a favourite.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.