The Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool stars were excluded in the side, which is dominated by Morocco and Tunisia players
Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were missing out in the Caf best 11 released during the Caf Awards on Thursday night.
The Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund stars made the top three of the African Player of the Year prize, but were not considered good enough to be among the continent’s finest XI.
This year's Africa 11 contains four Moroccans, three Tunisians with Nigeria’s Junior Ajayi and Aymen Mathlouthi finding their way in the selection.
CAF BEST XI
Goalkeeper: Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia & Etoile Sportive du Sahel)
Defenders: Ahmed Fathi (Egypt & Al Ahly), Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly), Eric Baily (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United)
Midfielders: Junior Ajayi (Nigeria and Al Ahly), Achraf Bencharki (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club),
Mohamed Ounnajem (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club), Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco & Feyenoord)
Forwards: Tahayassin Kheniessi (Tunisia and Esperance), Khalid Boutalib (Morocco & Yeni Malatyaspor), Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Liverpool)