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AFCON 2021 Best XI revealed with Salah & Mane both included

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
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The AFCON 2021 Best XI has been revealed with Premier League stars Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Edouard Mendy all making the cut.

Both Mane and Mendy tasted glory in the final, helping Senegal beat Salah's Egypt on penalties. The trio are joined in the team by fellow Premier League players Mohamed Elneny and Nampalys Mendy.

Paris Saint-Germain wing-back Achraf Hakimi also made the cut after netting two sumptuous free kicks for Morocco during the tournament. Leading the line is Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar, who top-scored at AFCON 2021 with a stunning eight goals.

The full team is listed below...

AFCON 2021 Best XI

  • Edouard Mendy (GK) - Senegal
  • Achraf Hakimi (RB) - Morocco
  • Mohamed Abdelmonem (CB) - Egypt
  • Edmond Tapsoba (CB) - Burkina Faso
  • Saliou Ciss (LB) - Senegal
  • Mohamed Elneny (CM) - Egypt
  • Nampalys Mendy (CM) - Senegal
  • Blati Toure (CM) - Burkina Faso
  • Mohamed Salah (RW) - Egypt
  • Vincent Aboubakar (ST) - Cameroon
  • Sadio Mane (LW) - Senegal


  • Andre Onana - Cameroon
  • Collins Fai - Cameroon
  • Kalidou Koulibaly - Senegal
  • Mahmoud Hamdy - Egypt
  • Ahmed Abo Elfetouh - Egypt
  • Andre Anguissa - Cameroon
  • Youssouf M'Changama - Comoros
  • Bertrand Traore - Burkina Faso
  • Sofiane Boufal - Morocco
  • Toko Ekambi - Cameroon
  • Famara Diedhiou - Senegal