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Best of Africa Premier League XI as voted by Goal readers

12:33 EAT 30/04/2018
Mohamed Salah
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.

  • Egypt's Mohammed Shawki Essam al-Hadary after losing the 2010 World Cup qualifying

    GK | Essam El-Hadary | Al-Taawoun

  • Victor Moses Chelsea

    RB | Victor Moses | Chelsea

  • Vincent Kompany

    CB | Vincent Kompany | Manchester City

  • Eric Bailly Manchester United

    CB | Eric Bailly | Manchester United

  • Evra West Ham

    LB | Patrice Evra | West Ham United

  • Mohamed Salah

    RM | Mohamed Salah | Liverpool

  • N'Golo Kante

    CM | N'Golo Kante

  • Paul Pogba Manchester United 21042018

    CM | Paul Pogba | Manchester United

  • Sadio Mane Liverpool

    LM | Sadio Mane | Liverpool

  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal

    ST | Pierre Emerick Aubameyang | Arsenal

  • Romelu Lukaku Manchester United

    ST | Romelu Lukaku | Manchester United