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Leicester City and Super Eagles midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has been named in French Football Magazine African Team of the Year for 2018.

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The Nigerian midfielder is the only Nigerian on the list and is joined by Ghanian Thomas Partey of Athletico Madrid and Moroccan Hakim Ziyech of Ajax in the midfield selection.

Senegal’s Saido Mane and Egypt forward, Mohamed Salah are the two other England based players in the squad.

Surprise on the list was however Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubamenyang who was listed among the substitutes.

THE SQUAD AS SELECTED BELOW:

GOALKEEPER

Andre Onana – Cameroon, Ajax

DEFENDERS

Yousef Atal – Algeria, Nice

Kalidou Koulibaly – Senegal, Napoli

Manu Da Costa – Morocco, Istanbul

Achraf Hakimi – Morocco, Dortmund

MIDFIELDERS

Thomas Partey – Ghana, Atletico Madrid

Wilfred Ndidi – Nigeria, Leicester City

Hakim Ziyech – Morocco, Ajax

FORWARDS

Riyad Mahrez – Algeria, Man City

Sadio Mane – Senegal, Liverpool

Mohamed Salah – Egypt, Liverpool

SUBSTITUTES:

Samatta (Tanzania, Genk), Gana Gueye (Sénégal, Everton), Pépé (Côte d’Ivoire, Lille), Aubameyang (Gabon, Arsenal), Bounou (Morocco, Girona), Badri (Tunisia, Espérance), Toko Ekambi (Cameroon, Villarreal).

By Chineze Ogugua

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