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AFCON 2019 Best Starting XI

The draw is out and now teams have been sent back to the drawing board before the contest begins on Friday, 21 June 2019 to Friday, 19 July 2019.

Organized by Confederation of African Football aka CAF, this will be the 32nd edition of The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, known as the Total 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

The tournament which will be hosted in Africa, will give a common ground for Africa’s finest players to represent their nations towards the cup glory.

From the 24 teams selected in the competition, here is the best starting XI and bench that would make a masterclass of football that will thrash many clubs in Europe, if not all of them.

Formation

4:3:3

Forward

  1. Sadio Mane- Senegal/Liverpool
  2. Mohammed Salah – Egypt/Liverpool
  3. Riyad Mahrez – Algeria/Manchester City

Midfield

  1. Naby Keita -Guinea/Liverpool
  2. Victor Wanyama – Kenya/Tottenham
  3. Mohammed Elneny – Egypt/Arsenal

Defence

  1. Victor Moses – Nigeria/Chelsea
  2. Kalidou Koulibaly – Senegal/Napoli
  3. Erick Bailly – Ivory Coast/ Manchester United
  4. Serge Aurier – Ivory Coast/ Tottenham

Goalkeeper

Dennis Onyango – Uganda/ Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)

Bench

  1. Cheikhou Kouyaté – Senegal/Crystal Palace (Midfield)
  2. Alex Iwobi – Nigeria / Arsenal (Striker)
  3. Kelechi Iheanacho – Nigeria / Leicester (Forward)
  4. Vincent Enyeama- Nigeria (Goalkeeper)
  5. Yannick Bolasie – DRC / Everton (Midfield)
  6. Wilfried Zaha – Ivory Coast/ Crystal Palace (Forward)
  7. Ismael Athuman – Kenya/ Las Palmas (Defense)
  8. John Obi Mikel- Nigeria/ Middlesbrough (Defense)
  9. Carlos Kameni – Cameroon / Fenerbahçe SK (Goalkeeper)

AFCON 2019 Draw

Group A:

Egypt, DR Congo, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Group B:

Nigeria, Guinea, Madagascar, Burundi

Group C:

Senegal, Algeria, Kenya, Tanzania

Group D:

Morocco, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Namibia

Group E:

Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, Angola

Group F:

Cameroon, Ghana, Benin, Guinea-Bissau

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