CAF successfully completed the first round of FIFA World Cup qualification, with DR Congo holding Morocco to a 1-1 draw.
Mali’s nightmare continued at home against Tunisia, with the North Africans winning 1-0. With a goal scored against Cameroon, Algeria restored form after a poor AFCON performance.
The Black Stars of Ghana drew 0-0 with Nigeria before going on to win the AFCON finals against Senegal.
Below is the team of the week prepared by CAF taking into consideration player’s performances:
Despite competition from Nigeria’s Francis Uzoho, Ghana’s Joseph Wollacott, and Egypt’s Mohamed El-Shenawy, Algeria shot-stopper Ras M’Bolhi controls the goal post in this week’s team.
He was outstanding in goal, saving the most of Cameroon’s goal efforts while also keeping a clean sheet.
Djamel Benlamri of Algeria and Leon Balogun of Nigeria are at the center of the defense. Both duos demonstrated maturity and excellent cover-ups, as well as a clean sheet, making them the ideal duet.
Due to their outstanding overlapping and recovery ability, Ghana Black Stars youngster Denis Odoi and Tunisia’s Ali Maâloul start at right right-back and left left-back, respectively.
Idrissa Gueye shined in the holding role and emerged as the highest-rated player against Egypt, and will be paired with Ghana’s Thomas Partey, despite the fact that they didn’t achieve the desired outcome for the African Champions-Senegal.
Gueye will be in charge of defending the middle with tackles, blocks, and interceptions, while Partey will be in charge of passing and long shoots.
Youssef Belali, Algeria’s midfield mastermind, will link the center and offensive roles with his passing and dribbling abilities.
Yoane Wissa, the DR Congo’s left winger and top scorer, will play as a left-midfielder, with Ghana’s Kudus Mohammed on the right.
Both exhibited good false nine play, making them perfect options to feed Islam Slimani, our leading Algeria striker.