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Serge Aurier makes bold choices, surprising omissions in his Africa XI

Tottenham star Serge Aurier has named his preferred African XI, with some surprising names popping and omitted.

The Ivory Coast, confined to his home in London due to coronavirus pandemic, named the team during an Instagram Live session with Savigny Association. 

The former Paris Saint-Germain defender surprisingly omitted Senegalese star Idrissa Gana Gueye, Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrezz and Algerian centre-back Mehdi Benatia.

Aurier named Cameroonian international Andre Onana between the sticks and in front of him, he had Achraf Hakimi, Kalidou Koulibaly compatriot Eric Bailly and himself on the right side of the defence. 

He had three midfielders in his team and named Valencia's Geoffrey Kondogbia and Frank Kessie as holding midfielders while another Ivorian Nicolas Pepe is his preferred attacking midfielder.

Upfront, he predictably went for English Premier League's hottest trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang. 

He defended his choices saying that that's his opinion and doesn't mean that those left out are worse players.

Serge Aurier Africa XI

Goalkeeper: Andre Onana (Cameroon)

Defenders: Achraf Hakimi(Morocco), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal), Eric Bailly (Ivory Coast) Serge Aurier (Ivory Coast)

Midfielders: Geoffrey Kondogbia (Central Africa) and Frank Kessie (Ivory Coast) Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast)

Forwards: Mohamed Salah (Egypt) Sadio Mane (Senegal) and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang (Gabon) 

 

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