Egyptian goalkeeper, Gabaski has been named in the Best XI for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) team of the tournament.

Gabaski, alongside Senegal’s Sadio Mane, Cameroon’s Vincent Aboubakar, Nigeria’s Moses Simon, was named in the Best XI following the conclusion of the 2021 AFCON tournament on Sunday night.

Recall that Senegal defeated Egypt 4-2 in a penalty shootout to win the 2021 AFCON for the first time in their country’s history.

In a 4-4-2 formation, the football statistics website, Whoscored, published the Best XI for AFCON team of the tournament and Simon is deployed as an attacking midfielder with Morocco’s Sofiane Boufal (SCO Angers) and Ivory Coast stars, Ibrahim Sangaré (PSV Eindhoven) and Nicolas Pepe (Arsenal) completing the midfield four.

Gabaski (Egypt/Zamalek) starts in goal and the back four contains Achraf Hakimi (Morocco/PSG), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal/Napoli), Abdou Diallo (Senegal/PSG) and Saliou Ciss (Senegal/Nancy).

Sadio Mane (Senegal/Liverpool) and Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon/Al-Nassr) are the two strikers upfront.



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