AFCON Troost-Ekong, Simon Makes CAF Group Stage Best XI

Super Eagles duo of William Troost-Ekong and Moses Simon made the list of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations Best XI in the group stage.

Troost-Ekong who scored Super Eagles second goal against Guinea-Bissau was included on the list as central defender.

Simon’s blistering performance in helping the Super Eagles win all their three matches was also rewarded as he was voted the best left winger.

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Wilfred Ndidi made it to the substitute list alongside Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Here is the AFCON 2021 Best XI as released by CAF

Goalkeeper: Mohamed Elshennawy (Egypt)

Right Back: Achraf Hakimi (Morocco)

Central Back (R): William Troost-Ekong (Nigeria)

Central Back (L): Ahmed Hegazy (Egypt)

Left Back: Ghislain Konan (Cote d’Ivoire)

Defensive Midfielder: Yves Bissouma (Mali)

Offensive Midfielder (R): Naby Keita (Guinea)

Offensive Midfielder (L): Musa Barrow (Gambia)

Right Forward: Sofiane Boufal (Morocco)

Left Forward: Simon Moses (Nigeria)

Striker: Vincent Abubakar (Cameroon)


Andre Onana (Cameroon)

Iban Salvador (Equatorial Guinea)

Ali Maaloul (Tunisia)

Abdou Diallo (Senegal)

Wilfried Ndidi (Nigeria)

Massadio Haidara (Mali)

Karl Toko Ekambi (Cameroon)

Nouhou Tolo (Cameroon)

Guelor Kanga (Gabon)

Amadou Diawara (Guinea)

Mohamed Salah (Egypt)

Sadio Mane (Senegal)

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