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11.02.2009 Football News

Stars trio make African Finest XI

By Ghana FA
Stars trio make African Finest XI

Ghana's trio of John Mensah, Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari have been named in the 2008 African Finest XI.

The Black Stars trio together with eight other players who made the list received crystal trophies at the Glo-Caf Awards gala in Lagos on Tuesday.

Ghana dominated the list with three selected players.

The compilation of the list was based on popular votes of the coaches of the 53 national associations affiliated to Caf.

Performances of all selected players in the past year were taken into account.

African Finest XI
Goalkeeper: Idriss Carlos Kameni (Cameroun)
Defenders: Wael Goma (Egypt), Taye Taiwo (Nigeria), John Mensah (Ghana) and Joseph Yobo (Nigeria).

Midfielders: Yaya Toure (Cote d'Ivoire), Mohammed Aboutreika (Egypt), Michael Essien (Ghana) and Sulley Muntari (Ghana)

Attackers: Samuel Eto'o Fils (Cameroun) and Adebayor Emmanuel (Togo)