No Partey, Ayew or Ghanaian player as Caf unveils Best players of 2021 Afcon Group Stage


The players who excelled at the group stage of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations have been unveiled by Caf ahead of the knockout phase which kicks off on Sunday

Following the conclusion of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations group stage holding in Cameroon, the Technical Study Group (TSG) has released their Best of the Group Stage and unsurprisingly, no Ghanaian player made the grade.

Despite Andre scoring a wonderful goal against Gabon and Thomas Partey assisting two of Ghana’s goals at the competition, they were overlooked.

The Black Stars were booted out of the tournament after defeats to Morocco and minnows Comoros. They could only salvage a point against Gabon in the second game of the group stage.


Surprise Team: Comoros

Revelation Team: Equatorial Guinea, Gambia

Best Player: Vincent Abubakar (Cameroon)

Best Scorer: Vincent Abubakar (Cameroon)

Best Young Player: Ilaix Moriba (Guinea)

Best Goalkeeper: Mohamed Elshennawy (Egypt)

Best Coach: Augustine Eguavoen (Nigeria)

Best XI:

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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