Herve Renard names his African best XI, 6 Ghanaians make the list

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Former assistant manager of Ghana, Herve Renard has named his best African 11. The squad was dominated by Ghanaians as 6 of them made the list.

Herve Renard’s first taste of African football was as assistant to Claude Le Roy at the 2008 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ghana.

He later went on to become manager of Angola, Zambia, Ivory Coast and Morocco. Herve Renard won the AFCON in 2012 with Zambia and in 2015 with Ivory Coast.

Speaking in an interview with TV3’s Juliet Bawuah, the two times AFCON winner named his best African eleven. He made his selection based on players he had worked with or managed.

He picked former Black Stars goalkeeper Richard Kingson in goal.

In defense, he picked Medhi Banatia, John Mensah, Kolo Toure and Achraf Hakimi.

Four times African best player Yaya Toure and Chelsea legend Michael Essien sat in-front of the defense.

Siaka Tiéné and Andre Ayew occupied either flank, with Sulley Muntari occupying the number 10 position.

Ghana’s all-time leading top scorer Asamoah Gyan led the attack.

Jordan Ayew, Gervinho and Younes Belhanda made the bench.

Check the squad below:

GK: Richard Kingson (Ghana) Medhi Banatia (Morocco) John Mensah (Ghana) Kolo Habib Toure (Ivory Coast) Achraf Hakimi (Morocco) Yaya Toure (Ivory Coast) Michael Essien (Ghana) Siaka Tiene (Ivory Coast) Sulley Muntari (Ghana) Andre Ayew (Ghana) Asamoah Gyan (Ghana)

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