Best of Africa Premier League XI as voted by Goal readers

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Goal readers voted for their favourite players of African origin in the Premier League this week.

Ahead of the 2018 Best of Africa Awards, an evening to honour and celebrate the philanthropic endeavours and achievements of African football players, Goal fans voted through our Instagram account for their own Best of Africa XI – a team made up entirely of Premier League players of African origin.

Due to the lack of African goalkeepers in the Premier League, fans were tasked with choosing between the best African keepers set to appear at this year’s FIFA World Cup to fill the spot between the posts.

It has been a great year for Africans in the Premier League, with Mohamed Salah scoring 31 Premier League goals and putting Liverpool on the cusp of a Champions League final. 

Team-mate Sadio Mane has built on last season's successes, while Wilfried Zaha has become Crystal Palace's key man in their surge towards Premier League survival as almost 300,000 votes were received.

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    GK | Essam El-Hadary | Al-Taawoun

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    RB | Victor Moses | Chelsea

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    CB | Vincent Kompany | Manchester City

  4. CB | Eric Bailly | Manchester United

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    LB | Patrice Evra | West Ham United

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    RM | Mohamed Salah | Liverpool

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    CM | N'Golo Kante

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    CM | Paul Pogba | Manchester United

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    LM | Sadio Mane | Liverpool

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    ST | Pierre Emerick Aubameyang | Arsenal

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    ST | Romelu Lukaku | Manchester United