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AFCON 2021: Simon, Tunisia Star Striker Make Team Of The Group Stages

AFCON 2021: Simon, Tunisia Star Striker Make Team Of The Group Stages

Super Eagles winger Moses Simon was included in the AFCON 2021 Team of the Group Stages.

The list was compiled by Football facts and statistics website Whoscored.com, who used their unique rating system to come up with their best rated team of the group stages.

Simon has been the most outstanding player for the Eagles since the commencement of the tournament.

He was one of two players to win multiple WhoScored.com man-of-the-match awards in wins over Sudan and Guinea-Bissau.

Simon completed more dribbles (15) than any other player in the group stages, while one goal and one assist saw the 26-year-old earn a WhoScored.com rating of 7.93.

Also included his Tunisia striker Wahbi Khazri, who will be in action when the Carthage Eagles face Nigeria in the round of 16 on Sunday.

Khazri put in the best-rated showing of AFCON so far, earning a perfect WhoScored.com 10 rating in Tunisia’s 4-0 win over Mauritania, a victory in which he had a direct hand in three goals to aid the 30-year-old in returning an average rating of 8.02.

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Among notable names who made the list are Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon, Achraf Hakimi of Morocco and Côte d’Ivoire’s Nicolas Pepe.

Whoscored.com’s AFCON 2021 Team of the Group Stages:


Mohamed Kamara (Sierra Leone)


Achraf Hakimi (Morocco)
Pape Abou Cisse (Senegal)
Mustafa Karshoum (Sudan)
Nouhou Tolo (Cameroon)


Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast)
Moses Simon (Nigeria)
Ibrahim Sangare (Ivory Coast)
Sofiane Boufal (Morocco)


Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon)
Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia)

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  • Four four two 2 years ago

    Ibrahim Sagare who plays for PSV Eindoven in Holland was rated ahead of Ndidi in defensive midfield? This is quite funny. How many clean sheets did Ivory coast keep. For me I think Ndidi’s ability to shield the defence is the reason Nigeria hasn’t conceded in open play. He has been very outstanding in this tournament. For he is the best DM by miles. Whatever yardstick use by who scored to rate Ibrahim ahead of Ndidi and even kaete from Guines na their pocket

  • Mhizta P 2 years ago

    Why is Ndidi not on this list?

  • I don’t care whom they pick as first eleven. Tunisia is going home tomorrow and every other nations that come our way in this afcon will surely receive their defeat.
    Nigeria will win them all.

    God bless Nigeria.

  • Ernest Ogamba 2 years ago

    It doesn’t matter who was included in the list or not,the bottom line is that the Super Eagles will crush any team that comes there way.As I said in one of my write-up that when you didn’t expect the Eagles to perform that’s when they experiment wonders just as they are doing presently.I’m proudly Nigerian and will always support the Eagles….

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