Morocco dominated the 2017 CAF Best XI released on Thursday with four players but Europe-based stars Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang failed to make the cut.

Tunisian had three players in the squad and Nigeria's Junior Ajayi was selected.

Four Europe-based players who made the cut were Eric Baily (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United), Khalid Boutalib (Morocco & Yeni Malatyaspor), Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Liverpool) and  Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco & Feyenoord)

CAF Best XI:

Goalkeeper: Aymen Mathlouthi (Tunisia & Etoile Sportive du Sahel)

Defenders:  Ahmed Fathi (Egypt & Al Ahly), Ali Maaloul (Tunisia & Al Ahly), Eric Baily (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United)

Midfielders: Junior Ajayi (Nigeria and Al Ahly), Achraf Bencharki (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club), Mohamed Ounnajem (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club), Karim El Ahmadi (Morocco & Feyenoord)

Forwards: Tahayassin Kheniessi (Tunisia and Esperance), Khalid Boutalib (Morocco & Yeni Malatyaspor), Mohamed Salah (Egypt and Liverpool)

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