NO lower than FIVE Premier League stars have made this yr’s Africa Cup of Nations Finest XI.
Blues goalie Mendy has been named between the sticks after leading Senegal to victory in Sunday’s last in opposition to Egypt.
He saved a penalty within the shoot-out to cement his standing as one in every of world soccer’s main stoppers.
And Mendy, additionally named Goalkeeper of the Event, has now added an Afcon win to final yr’s well-known Champions League victory in his debut Chelsea marketing campaign.
At right-back is Morocco and Paris Saint-Germain star Achraf Hakimi, with Senegal and Nancy’s Saliou Ciss on the left of defence.
In the meantime, the centre-back division consists of Egypt and Al Ahly’s Mohamed Abdelmonem, in addition to Burkina Faso and Bayer Leverkusen’s Edmond Tapsoba.
In midfield, Elneny and Mendy be part of Burkina Faso and Pyramids’ Blati Toure.
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Whereas a fearsome attacking triumvirate of Salah and Mane is accomplished by Al Nassr’s Cameroonian ace Vincent Aboubakar – the match’s prime scorer.
Liverpool pals Salah and Mane – the Participant of the Event – needed to put friendship apart within the weekend’s last.
Mane missed a penalty in regular time as the sport went right into a shoot-out.
However he made amends by slotting house the profitable kick, leaving Salah unable to take one.
Mane’s final triumph additionally noticed him bounce again from concussion in the course of the quarter-finals.
And it has since been claimed the ahead made a kind-hearted gesture whereas in hospital by paying for a boy’s life-saving treatment.
Among the many subs for Afcon’s Finest XI are Cameroon and Ajax goalie Andre Onana, Senegal and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and Burkina Faso’s Aston Villa ahead Bertrand Traore.
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https://www.thesun.ie/sport/soccer/8333474/afcon-best-xi-mane-salah-mendy-chelsea-arsenal-liverpool/ Afcon Finest XI revealed with Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Edouard Mendy joined by Arsenal outcast Mohamed Elneny in crew