Atlas Lions dominate 2022 African All-Star Team


The players of the Moroccan football team continue to reap international recognition and consecration, after their historic journey at the Qatar World Cup where they became the first representatives of Africa to reach the semis. This time around, five Atlas Lions feature in the 2022 African All-Star Team established by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS).

The eleven type of Africa in 2022 thus includes the goalkeeper of Sevilla FC, Yassine Bounou, hero of the Qatar 2022 World Cup with Morocco and excellent with his club in Spain. The team also sees the presence of the right side of Paris Saint-Germain, Achraf Hakimi, the central defender and captain of the Lions Ghanem Saïs (Besiktas).

In midfield, Sofian Amrabat (Fiorentina) easily won in this eleven type of Africa, after his superb 2022 World Cup where he dazzled the whole world thanks to his ability to recover the ball and contain opposing attacks, all with class and cleanliness.

Morocco’s fifth and final representative in the 2022 African Squad is, unsurprisingly, Azzeding Ounahi, who was one of Qatar 2022’s biggest revelations. Highly skilled technically and intelligent in attacking transition, the midfielder ground of Angers showed an incredible technical ease and more and more rare in football more and more physical nowadays.

The IFFHS African kind eleven is completed by Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal/Naples), Ali Maaloul (Tunisia/Al Ahly from Cairo), Muhammed Kudus (Ghana/Ajax Amsterdam), Sadio Mané (Senegal/Bayern Munich), Mohammed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool) and Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon/Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia).

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