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CAF Announces 2017 African Team of the Year

CAF Announces 2017 African Team of the Year

By SL International - Jan 05, 2018 09:01 AM

CAF have announced their Team of the Year for 2017, and a few big names were left out.

Click through the gallery to some of the biggest stars to miss out on the Team of the Year.

CAF opted to change the voting system for the Team of the Year for 2017, with fans being given the option of picking the team via Twitter polls on the CAF page.

CAF Player of the Year finalists Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were a couple of the big omissions.

There were three South African-based players in the team last year, but there was no place for any PSL stars this year.

Mamelodi Sundowns duo Denis Onyango and Percy Tau and SuperSport star Jeremy Brockie were some of the options to choose from the polls on the CAF twitter page.

CAF Team of the Year 2017

Goalkeeper: Ayman Mathlouthi (Tunisia)

Defenders: Ali Maaloul (Tunisia), Eric Baily (Ivory Coast), Ahmed Fathy (Egypt)

Midfielders: Achraf Bencharki (Morocco), Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco), Mohammed Ounajem (Morocco), Junior Ajayi (Nigeria)

Forwards: Khalid Boutaïb (Morocco), Tahayassin Khenissi (Tunisia), Mohamed Salah (Egypt)

Who do you think should have been included in the Team of Year? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Dangerous when provoked Joined: 27 Oct 2016
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Dangerous when provoked Jan 08, 2018 09:01 AM
This is pure madness. I guess the judges have never kicked the ball. The knowledge of soccer they have is from the book while being couch potatoes. This is clearly promoting cheating in soccer. I have watched players from the North. At times they play the player when the ball is in the air. They also do that when the ball is coming to an opposite player. They call that protecting the ball. Poor madness. The referees are just as i mentioned about knowledge of soccer. Players from the North also like to pretend they were fouled by diving and putting their foot between the ball and the opposite player who is about to kick the ball. They also call that rubbish protecing the ball. Its only us who dribble the player without doing all those dirty tactics hence we lose games. In this team there are NO ball players but cheaters.
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mpho5321 Jan 07, 2018 09:58 PM
Arabs only
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Daniel Madenza Kutumela Jan 07, 2018 05:39 PM
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cowpule Jan 07, 2018 03:23 PM
Who are these players where's marhez mane aubameyang moses to name a few this isn't African 11 iskeem sama sulumane lesi
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sekaNale Jan 07, 2018 01:53 PM
Ridiculous from CAF to come with this nonsensical best eleven. What was the criteria for choosing these players? It's strange that Sundowns, despite winning Africa's best football tournament, they don't have a representative. What did Eric Bailey do to deserve the best eleven spot? If playing in Europe is a criteria, then they should not consider those players as part of Africa. CAF has been brain washed. I don't believe in this selection at ALL
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ManChester Khosi Jan 07, 2018 08:22 AM
Where's Sadio Mane?
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Relebogilek Jan 06, 2018 04:05 PM
editor can you stop updating us on anything from CAF that organisation is corrupt lead by corrupt team Brockie/Tau/Swane they deserve selection but just bcs they play for Psl no space for them
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LeMajorh Jan 06, 2018 01:13 PM
Percy Tau
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Tsokoana Jan 06, 2018 08:52 AM
1.andre ayew(ghana)
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shandoow Jan 05, 2018 10:58 PM
Koulibaly should be included
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ronnymachie Jan 05, 2018 07:20 PM
I don't know what are we going to do to get the recognition we deserve from CAF
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chaledi Jan 05, 2018 05:03 PM
Racism at its best
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kg_4_khosi Jan 05, 2018 02:54 PM
So SADC people don’t have Twitter,the f is this???
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Faysal Jan 05, 2018 02:38 PM
There are more moroccons this time around
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macuka Jan 05, 2018 01:14 PM
I think more people from the north voted
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Funkym Jan 05, 2018 11:39 AM
@Iminald Khosified when last did he play club soccer in any of the africa continental tournaments, ungazodlala
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Binda_Bucks1 Jan 05, 2018 11:24 AM
African players if bengadlali england bavele bangaziwa
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Mthinayi(Bugs n Ndunu Killer) Jan 05, 2018 11:04 AM
Hoping Steve will use these tools correctly. Couse sometimes he is the one who messes everything by this defending approch.
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khosi-lethu Jan 05, 2018 11:02 AM
dominated by North African countries
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jan 05, 2018 10:20 AM
Where s Sadio Mane?

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