World Cup Winner Kylian Mbappe Names AFCON Star As Best Right-Back In The World
- Kylian Mbappe has named Morocco's Achraf Hakimi as the best right-back in the World
- The 2018 World Cup winner watched his PSG teammate inspire Morocco to the quarter finals of the Africa Cup of Nations
- Hakimi scored the winner with an exquisite freekick as the Atlas Lions defeated Malawi on Tuesday
Paris Saint Germain superstar, Kylian Mbappe, has named his teammate Achraf Hakimi as the best right-back in world football at the moment.
Achraf Hakimi is having a fantastic Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, and last night scored the winner as Morocco progressed to the last eight of the tournament.
Mbappe, who was watching the competition, quickly took to Social Media to react after seeing Hakimi whip in a spectacular freekick to give the Atlas Lions the lead against Malawi.
"Achraf Hakimi. Best right back in the world. Good night guys," wrote the Frenchman on Twitter.
The Moroccan full back replied his PSG teammate, expressing excitement by Mbappe's tweet.
Morocco end Malawi's fairytale AFCON
Earlier, SportsBrief.com reported that, Morocco survived a scare against the brave Malawi in a Last 16 encounter of the 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon, winning a spectacular match 2-1.
The Flames' Gabadinho Mhango opened the scoring with an audacious strike from distance, before the Atlas Lions struck back with a header from Youssef En-Nesyri and a superb freekick from Achraf Hakimi.
Orlando Pirates' Mhango scored arguably the goal of the tournament in the seventh minute as he curled the keeper from near the halfway line, underlining his inclusion in the FIFA 22 Ultimate Team of the Week.
Hakimi named Man of the Match in Morocco's win against Malawi
The former Inter Milan star was elected man of the match after his match-winning display for the North African giants.
Hakimi was excellent in both defence and attack, as he inspired his teammates to the quarter finals of the tournament in Cameroon.
Morocco will face the winner of the Ivory Coast Egypt game in the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Source: Sports Brief News