The Best XI players at the World Cup 2018 qualifiers - African zone, CAF official twitter account  The Best XI players at the World Cup 2018 qualifiers - African zone, CAF official twitter account

CAF announces Best XI in World Cup qualifiers

Thu, Nov. 9, 2017
CAIRO – 9 November 2017: Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Thursday the best XI line-up in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in Africa on CAF’s official Twitter account.

The line-up included two Egyptian players; Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s and the Egyptian national team’s striker, and Ahmed Hegazy, West Bromwich Albion’s and the Egyptian national team’s defender.

Salah led the Egyptian national team to qualify to the World Cup for the first time since 1990 after he scored two goals against Congo in their clash on October 8, at Borg El Arab stadium. He secured Egypt`s ticket after leading the group with 12 points above Uganda and Ghana.

The Tunisian player Ali Maaloul, Al Ahly’s left-back, was also featured in the best XI line-up along with his teammate Yousef El Msakny, who plays for Qatar Stars League club, Al-Duhail.

Tunisia leads its group three points ahead of DR Congo and needs a single point from its match against Libya to qualify to the World Cup.

Egypt and Nigeria are the only teams who have qualified to the World Cup till now. Tunisia, Morocco and Senegal are leading their groups but they must wait till the last round to decide their qualification against Libya, Cote d`Ivoire and South Africa respectively.

Here is the line-up:
(GK) Denis Onyango (Uganda)

(DEF) Ali Maaloul (Tunisia), Ahmed Hegazy (Egypt), Leon Balogun (Nigeria), Serge Aurier (Cote d`ivoire)

(MID) Mobarak Boussofa (Morocco), Youssef El Msakni (Tunisia), Sadio Mane (Senegal), Victor Moses (Nigeria)

(ATT) Mohamed Salah (Egypt), Khaled Boutaïb (Morocco)


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