The greatest Premier League XI to play at the AFCON

Adam Brown
Adam Brown
Adam Brown
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The African Cup of Nations is back and fans can look forward to what generally is a pretty good tournament. From fans shaking their maracas, blowing vuvuzelas and showing Premier League fans how to have a good time at a match, there should be a few games to look forward to this month.

There’s been some unreal players to play at the AFCON tournament and here is the Premier League’s all-time XI in a modern 3-5-2.

An excellent side, but with no doubt there is some honourable mentions required: Lauren, Michael Essien, Joseph Yobo, Kanu and George Weah – all great but didn’t make the cut this time.

Regardless, it’s unreal how many good African players have played in the Premier League (and from multiple positions). Where we would generally associate excellent attackers from South America, Africa seems to have produced top-class players across all areas on the pitch.